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Adès: Powder Her Face

Jill Gomez, Valdine Anderson, Niall Morris, Roger Bryson

Almeida Ensemble, Thomas Adès

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Adès: Powder Her Face

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  • Valdine Anderson (soprano), Almeida Ensemble (lead vocals), Niall Morris (vocals), Jill Gomez (soprano), Roger Bryson (bass)
  • Thomas Adès
  • Recorded: 1995-12-20
  • Recording Venue: December 1995/Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London London

Powder Her Face (an Opera in two acts) Op.14, ACT I: Overture (Orchestra)

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Nineteen ninety: Oo, aa! ha ha ha ha ha (Maid / Electrician)

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Nineteen ninety: I see. This is what it has come to

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Nineteen ninety: Take it from me (Duchess / Electrician / Maid)

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Nineteen ninety: Interlude (Orchestra)

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Nineteen thirty-four: Of course she's done well

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Nineteen thirty-four: I could never grow bored of dukedoms (Confidante / Lounge Lizard / Duchess)

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Nineteen thirty-four: I hear him coming (Pantomime) (Duchess / Confidante / Lounge Lizard / Duke)

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Nineteen thirty-four: Interlude (Orchestra)

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Nineteen thirty-six: Fancy, fancy being rich (Waitress)

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Nineteen thirty-six: Interlude - Scene 4: Nineteen fifty-three ...mm...ah!...How may I help you? (Duchess / Laundryman / Other Guest)

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Nineteen thirty-six: ...mm..ah!...Room service?

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Nineteen thirty-six: What have you got there?

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Nineteen thirty-six: Come here (Duchess / Waiter)

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Nineteen thirty-six: Interlude (Orchestra)

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Nineteen fifty-three: Is Daddy squiffy?

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Nineteen fifty-three: Are you saying the Duchess is a whore?

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Nineteen fifty-three: Ha ha ha ha...(Paper chase) (Mistress / Duke)

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Nineteen fifty-five: Did she?...Of course she did (Rubberneckers)

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Nineteen fifty-five: Order. Silence

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Nineteen fifty-five: But now I have heard something new (Judge)

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Nineteen fifty-five: Did you hear - What he said? (Rubberneckers)

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Nineteen fifty-five: So that is all (Duchess / Rubberneckers)

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Nineteen fifty-five: Interlude (Orchestra)

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Nineteen seventy: I'd like to make one thing entirely clear

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Nineteen seventy: Ah! None left (Duchess / Society Journalist / Delivery Boy)

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Nineteen seventy: Interlude Fifty-eight, seventy-nine (Duchess)

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Nineteen ninety: Agh - Who are you? (Duchess / Hotel Manager)

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Nineteen ninety: That will do. You may go (Duchess)

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Nineteen ninety: Broken. It's broken (Duchess / Hotel Manager)

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Ghost Epilogue: Enough...Or too much! (Maid / Electrician)

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