Lessons in Love and Violence / George Benjamin

With his previous opera, Written on Skin, Georges Benjamin (born in 1960) rose to the summit of modern opera composers.

Last updated date : 15/05/2019
Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 8 pm. Thursday 16 May 2019 at 8 pm. Saturday 18 May 2019 at 8 pm. Monday 20 May 2019 at 8 pm. Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 8 pm. Friday 24 May 2019 at 8 pm. Sunday 26 May 2019 at 4 pm.
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Lessons in Love and Violence

Benjamin has gone back to his usual partner, the author Martin Crimp, who
is English like him, and already scripted his previous operas. After the medieval
legends of Written on Skin, this time the duo have taken their inspiration from
Elizabethan theatre as well as rapid scene shifts. They have also aimed at
highlighting the complexity of their characters. The plot itself is quite Shakespearian. Trapped between the requirements of love and political duties, a king is led to make a decision… which is fatal. It plunges his country into a civil war, and leads his wife and son to stand up strongly against him. In turn, his son – while trying to reestablish peace –performs a terrifyingly violent act in front of his mother.
Lessons in Love and Violence Opera, 2018
Libretto by Martin Crimp In English
Conductor: Alexandre Bloch
Director: Katie Mitchell

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  • Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Thursday 16 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Saturday 18 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Monday 20 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Friday 24 May 2019 at 8 pm.

    Sunday 26 May 2019 at 4 pm.
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