Written on Skin

(Premiere 2017)
DIRECTOR Katie Mitchell
DESIGNER Vicki Mortimer
DESCRIPTION
George Benjamin conducts a superb cast in The Royal Opera’s first revival of his and Martin Crimp’s highly acclaimed opera– an unmissable event in contemporary music.
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Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 90 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Iestyn Davies | Angel 1 / The Boy
Singer
Christopher Purves | The Protector
Singer
Barbara Hannigan | Agnès
Singer
Victoria Simmonds | Angel 2 / Marie
Singer
Mark Padmore | Angel 3 / John
Singer
Georgia Jarman | Agnès
Singer

Creatives

Director | Katie Mitchell
Playwright | Martin Crimp
Conductor | George Benjamin
Designer | Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Designer | Jon Clark
Music | George Benjamin

PHOTOS

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DETAILS

PERFORMANCE TYPE: OPERA
LANGUAGE: English

THEATRES

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13/01/2017 - 30/01/2017

REVIEWS

George Benjamin took his first, much anticipated steps towards music theatre six years ago with Into the Little Hill, a contemporary retelling of the story of the Pied Piper to a text by dramatist Mar ...

STORYLINE

A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power. The book, and its artist, spark the rebellion of the Protector’s submissive wife Agnès.