Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp make dramatic alchemy, as devices that distance the audience paradoxically build to potent music drama.
News and features regarding ‘Written on Skin by Katie Mitchell’
- 24 January 2017
- 18 January 2017
British baritone to sing the role of the Protector from side stage, covering Christopher Purves.
- 16 January 2017
Audience reactions to the return of Katie Mitchell's captivating Royal Opera production.
- 12 January 2017
Under-appreciated for centuries, the countertenor now storms the operatic stage.
- 25 April 2016
Credited with unexplained deaths and mental breakdowns, how can 37 glass bowls cause so much chaos?
- 11 March 2016
The director on her feminist take on Donizetti, and an innovative split-stage design.
- 7 October 2015
The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.
- 9 March 2013
Audience thoughts from the UK premiere of George Benjamin's dark and passionate opera.
- 8 March 2013
A tale of love, art and death from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp.
- 1 March 2013
George Benjamin, Martin Crimp, Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves on the opera.
- 27 February 2013
George Benjamin's dark and passionate opera gets its UK premiere on 8 March.