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Articles tagged with "Written on Skin"

How The Royal Opera has kept opera looking forward for more than three hundred years

25 May 2017

The ROH has been home to major opera premieres dating all the way back to our first resident composer Handel – as material from ROH Collections shows.

New opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp announced

31 January 2017

Following the success of Written on Skin, Lessons in Love and Violence will have its world premiere on 10 May 2018.

10 of the greatest bass-baritone roles

30 January 2017

From devils and rogues, to lovers and rulers – who says tenors have to have all the fun?

Angels, devils, fools and women: exploring the role of the countertenor

24 January 2017

Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.

How George Benjamin’s opera Written on Skin creates music drama for the 21st century

24 January 2017

Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp make dramatic alchemy, as devices that distance the audience paradoxically build to potent music drama.

Cast change: James Cleverton to sing in Written on Skin on 18 January 2017

18 January 2017

British baritone to sing the role of the Protector from side stage, covering Christopher Purves.

Your Reaction: What did you think of George Benjamin's Written on Skin 2017?

16 January 2017

Audience reactions to the return of Katie Mitchell's captivating Royal Opera production.

The glass harmonica: the world's most dangerous instrument?

25 April 2016

Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?

Watch: Katie Mitchell on Lucia di Lammermoor 'My focus is 100% on the female characters'

11 March 2016

The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.

Mad for it: Director Katie Mitchell on her new Royal Opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor

7 October 2015

The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.

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