This performance of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin is considered essential listening and this concert version, re-uniting performers from the Royal Opera’s sensational 2013 production, is an unmissable climax to our George Benjamin Focus.
Written On Skin is fast becoming a contemporary classic. In this concert staging, the composer conducts and Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves reprise the roles they premiered in 2012. The opera was specifically written for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with their distinctive sound in mind, and this performance will allow the subtleties of the work’s exquisite scoring to be fully revealed in the concert hall.
George Benjamin Written on Skin
Text by Martin Crimp
Directed by Benjamin Davis
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
George Benjamin conductor
Christopher Purves The Protector
Barbara Hannigan Agnès
Tim Mead Angel 1 / The Boy
Victoria Simmonds Angel 2 / Marie
Robert Murray Angel 3 / Joh
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