Mary Plazas sings the Duchess in Powder Her Face for Nevill Holt Opera
Mary Plazas as the Duchess in Powder Her Face. Antony MacDonald’s production was first seen at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, then on tour with Irish National Opera,and recently for Nevill Holt Opera.
Rupert Christiansen gave the production 5 stars “At the epicentre, is Mary Plazas as the Duchess. In a truly great piece of operatic acting, she makes this paper monster of egocentricity absurd yet pitiable in her delusions and humiliation, thus making moral and emotional sense of the entire opera.”