Thomas Adès

Powder her Face

28th and 30th June 2018

A five-star acclaimed production from NIOpera and Director Antony McDonald.

A darkly comic opera, written by one of the UK’s most celebrated composers. Inspired by the sensational life of the ‘Dirty Duchess’ of Argyll, this production dazzles and entertains in equal measure.


Nevill Holt Opera is delighted to welcome the acclaimed ensemble Britten Sinfonia as orchestra in residence for this production.

  • “Snappy, saucy and stylish – 5 stars”

    The Telegraph

  • “Breathtakingly good in every respect”

    The Sunday Times

Creative Team


Ian Ryan


Antony McDonald

Revival Director

Danielle Urbas

Lighting Designer

Fabiana Piccioli

Movement Director

Lucy Burge


Mary Plazas


Mary Plazas

Adrian Dwyer


Adrian Dwyer

Stephen Richardson

Hotel Manager

Stephen Richardson

Daire Halpin


Daire Halpin


Le nozze di Figaro

A brand-new production of Mozart’s most popular opera will celebrate the opening of the new Nevill Holt theatre.


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Dining at Nevill Holt


Performances at NHO include a long dining interval, with delicious gourmet experiences on offer throughout the gardens from our partners Stones Events.

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Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.

Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.

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