An opera about the "Dirty Duchess", Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll which was first performed in Cheltenham in 1998 with Jill Gomez in the leading role and went on to be banned by ClassicFM as too raunchy. The opera covers the life of this remarkable woman whose sexual exploits were the stuff of scandal and gossip. The opera is explicit in its language and detail. Sung and surtitled in English. Running time: 2hrs 20mins


Amanda Roocroft (Duchess), Clare Eggington (Maid), Alan Ewing (Hotel Manager), Alexander Sprague (Electrician)


Music: Thomas Ades
Lyrics: Philip Hensher
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Director(s): Joe Hill-Givvins, Imogen Knight (movement)
Design: Ultz
Lighting: Adam Silverman
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