Powder Her Face
by Thomas Adès
"… one of the most striking new operas I have seen in years … a composer of masterful technique. From the tango of the overture to the tango of the close, one is on the edge of one's seat trying to catch as much as possible of the prolific, fast-altering, vividly etched and instrumentally outrageous detail of a score that is boiling with life."
The Sunday Times (Paul Driver), 9 July 1995