Special to the Star Tribune
Sex, drugs, debauchery, sleaze, financial disarray, dementia: This is not the content of your average Minnesota Orchestra concert.
Opera, to be sure, favors decadent themes, and none more so than "Powder Her Face," the bawdy chamber opera by Thomas Ades that was premiered in England in 1995 when Ades was just 24. Some will remember that Ades, who has since become the leading English composer of his generation, was composer-in-residence for the 1998 edition
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