Benjamin Written On Skin DVD

Cat No:
01 - 01 - 2014

Benjamin Written On Skin DVD

Christopher Purves (Protector), Barbara Hannigan (Agnes), Bejun Mehta (First Angel, Boy), Victoria Simmons (Second Angel, Marie), Alla Clayton (Third Angel, John), Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, George Benjamin (conductor), Katie Mitchell (director)

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. Extra features include interview with George Benjamin, introduction of the opera and cast gallery.

Britten Written on Skin

Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
Picture format: NTSC
Sound format: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD)

Also available on Blu-ray (OABD7136D)