Powder Her Face, Barbican Hall, London

Ades_Thomas.jpgBy Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 11 June 2006]
Sometimes one wonders how composers find the time to compose at all. Thomas AdËs is artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival, but on the eve of this yearís festival he still managed to clear a space in his diary to conduct a concert performance of his 1995 opera Powder her Face.