Written by composer Thomas Adès and librettist Philip Hensher, Powder Her Face is a witty and lusty tale of the Duchess of Argyll, who embarked on promiscious behavior reportedly after suffering brain damage in a fall. She engaged in …
It’s not every day that duchesses go around losing diamond tiaras (at least, not that we know of), so when the Duchess of Argyll lost a bag with the tiara and three other precious jewelry items at the Glasgow Airport, she was a bit distraught.
The inspiration for “Powder” was Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, whose death in 1993 brought an end to what sounds like one of the raciest, most far-flung erotic lives of the 20th century (and yes, I’m including Alma Mahler in that …
Last night’s event is said to have been an emotional one – and undestandably so. The highlight of the evening was the gift from the Duke and Duchess of Argyll to Andrew of an oil painting of Inveraray Castle by the well known Argyll colourist ...
Nicole, Duchess of Bedford was the third wife of Ian ... When Nicole accepted, the notorious Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, cabled the Duke: “Why marry her when you can have me?” The Duke and Nicole married at Woburn Abbey in a …
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Ades wanted to be provocative in his first opera, "Powder Her Face," when he composed a scene in which he musically depicts a sex act between the Duchess of Argyll and a waiter. Not enough for director …
Ades and Hensher's opera takes its cue from a real-life scandal involving Margaret, the social-climbing, fabulously wealthy Duchess of Argyll, that delighted the British press and rocked the Tory government in 1963. The text -- eight concise …
The subject matter was also cannily chosen: the infamously lubricious Margaret Whigham, Duchess of Argyll (1912-1993), whose sensational 1963 divorce trial made headlines. The judge, Lord Wheatley, handed down a 65,000-word …
The couple ended their visit to the country with a formal reception on board HMS Argyll, moored in Cartagena. The prince and duchess will begin a four-day tour of Mexico on Sunday. The event on board HMS Argyll, which marked the end …
William – or the Earl of Strathearn as he is titled in Scotland – has become patron of the Thin Red Line Appeal, which is working to secure the future of The Argyll and Sutherland ... Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and …