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Her first concern was The Scene. Patricia Schuman had never sung Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, in Thomas Adès' Powder Her Face. But when Opera Philadelphia called to offer the role, it wasn't the unusually short notice - two weeks before the first ...
Philadelphia Daily News · ByPeter Dobrin · 6/4/2013
Based on the sensationalized 1963 divorce trial of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, “Powder Her Face” explores themes of sexuality, gender, class, betrayal, and hypocrisy. While its characters are two-dimensional, and its plot is choppy and ...
Back Stage · 2/16/2013
ONE of the problems with marrying a duke who has been married several times is that there are often other duchesses around. Loading article content In the case of the last duchess of the 11th Duke of Argyll, much of her life was spent in the shadow of ...
Herald Scotland · 6/12/1997
Although a few people at the time - notably Oxford historian Goldwin Smith and Elizabeth Granville, Duchess of Argyll during Lincoln's lifetime and Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Beecher Stowe shortly after his death - recognized the speech as truly great ...
Penn Live · ByDonald Gilliland · 11/12/2013
Then there is a wedding dress by the British designer Norman Hartnell for Margaret Whigham, later the Duchess of Argyll, for her wedding in 1933 to Charles Sweeny. The train is lavish in a rich cream color and measures 11.8 feet. It looks a bit like a ...
Daily Beast · 5/7/2014
Architect Ian McKellar’s labour of love has created an inspiring walled garden in Argyll where beautifully clipped topiary ... daughter of Queen Victoria and the Dowager Duchess of Argyll, who lived there until her death in 1939. Ian later learnt that ...
The Scotsman · 12/10/2013
In 2006, the Duchess of Argyll lost a tiara, a diamond Cartier brooch and other jewels at Glasgow Airport. Six years later they were put up for auction — it turned out they had been sold by the airport as unclaimed property. After negotiations ...
Bradford Era · 4/3/2014
The truth is that wedding dresses have always been used for effect. In 1933, when Margaret Whigham married Charles Sweeny, the seeds of notoriety-she later, as Duchess of Argyll, became infamous for the ‘headless man’ scandal-may already have …
Country Life · 5/13/2014
Sophia Money-Coutts goes beyond the wall to find out. If you're Old Scotland, then you probably live in a castle with a ghost ('We actually have five ghosts,' says Eleanor, the Duchess of Argyll, who lives with her husband Torquhil, Scotland's elephant ...
New Statesman · 9/11/2014
In 2013, his sex-charged “Powder Her Face” was presented by New York City Opera. The plot revolved around the real-life romps of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll. Nudity ensued. In 2012, the Metropolitan Opera presented his take on …
Wall Street Journal · ByPia Catton andPia.catton · 3/10/2015

Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll

Duchess of Argyll
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, was a well-known British socialite, best remembered for a celebrated divorce case in 1963 from her second hu…
Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, was a well-known British socialite, best remembered for a celebrated divorce case in 1963 from her second husband, the 11th Duke of Argyll, which featured salacious photographs and scandalous stories.
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