11 May 2018 at 10.26am | 24 Comments
#ROHLessons George Benjamin is clearly the real deal. He inhabits a musical world of his own and it's amazing to be invited in. Wonderfully intense performances from @HanniganBarbara @Stephdegout and Gyula Orendt. Wow!
— Trevor Bowes (@trevitore) May 10, 2018
Intense psychological drama with equally intense music. #ROHLessons Huge applause for performers and creative team!
— Yosh M (@yoshkosh10) May 10, 2018
OK #ROHLessons: a piece I admired. Loved the libretto, though felt the music, whilst shimmeringly beautiful, needed to acquire a different mode as it started to feel texturally homogeneous.
— Nick (@Mtsensk) May 10, 2018
Inevitably comparing #ROHlessons with Written on Skin. More conventional in structure, grander in scale, packs a similar emotional punch...
— Ed Beveridge (@dredbeveridge) May 10, 2018
Exquisite world premiere of ‘Lessons in Love and Violence’. There’s no one else making music this dense in political, poetic tension and beauty. Would expect nothing less from Crimp & Benjamin #ROHLessons
— Benign Graffiti (@BenignGraffiti) May 10, 2018
Well someone raided the Made dot com showroom... #ROHlessons
— Tim Foxon (@timfoxon) May 10, 2018
— Shyam (@pronouncedsham) May 10, 2018
#ROHlessons bound to be a modern classic. Benjamin's taut score allows @HanniganBarbara. & @Stephdegout to show off the perfection of their voices. @SamBodenTenor shines in this dark production @TheRoyalOpera
— Malcolm Noble (@MagickLoge) May 10, 2018
— Patrick Stoakes (@PatrickStoakes) May 10, 2018
The Stage ★★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
Arts Desk ★★★★
New York Times (No star ratings - very positive)
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Lessons in Love and Violence runs until 26 May 2018.
It is a co-production with Dutch National Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Teatro Real, Madrid with generous philanthropic support from The Monument Trust, Stefan Sten Olsson, Mikhail Bakhtiarov, Fondation Peters, the Boltini Trust and The John S Cohen Foundation.