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Benjamin: Written on Skin DVD (The Royal Opera)

Benjamin: Written on Skin DVD (The Royal Opera)

Filmed at the Royal Opera House in 2013 featuring Christopher Purves, Barbara Hannigan and Bejun Mehta.
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When Written on Skin had its premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, conducted by George Benjamin himself, it received a standing ovation. The opera's arrival at Covent Garden in 2013 was eagerly anticipated, and provided audiences with the opportunity to experience the work of two of Britain's greatest living artists. Benjamin previously collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp on Into the Little Hill, a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work they joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House.

 

The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.

 

Find out more about the production

 

Music: George Benjamin

Text: Martin Crimp

The Protector: Christopher Purves

Agnès: Barbara Hannigan

Angel 1/The Boy: Bejun Mehta

Angel 2/Marie: Victoria Simmonds

Angel 3/John: Allan Clayton

Angel Archivists: David Alexander, Laura Harling, Peter Hobday, Sarah Northgraves

 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Co-Concert Master: Sergey Levitin

Conductor: George Benjamin

Director: Katie Mitchell

Designs: Vicki Mortimer

Lighting design: Jon Clark

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, March 2013

 

Plus: Extra features: Interview with George Benjamin, Introduction to Written on Skin and a Cast gallery.

 

Picture: 1:2:35 Cinemascope

Running Time: 90+8 mins

Recorded: 2013

Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS 5.1

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JA

Region code: NTSC 0

Categories:

New > New ROH Recordings
DVDs > Opera
DVDs > Royal Opera House Titles
DVDs > Opus Arte Titles

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