Concert version of opera
WRITTEN ON SKIN
The contemporary opera which has moved audiences worldwide!
Thursday 25 january — 8pm
Lille, Nouveau Siècle
[ Price category 1 ]
± 1h45 without interval
In the region
No O.N.L ticketing / external ticketing
Friday 26 january – 8pm
Calais, Grand Théâtre
Written on Skin
Alexandre Bloch Conductor
Lauren Fagan (Agnes) Soprano
Krisztina Szabó (Marie) Mezzo-soprano
Alasdair Kent (John) Tenor
Cameron Shahbazi (The Boy) Counter-tenor
Evan Hughes (The Protector) Bass-baritone
Orchestre National de Lille
In coproduction width the Grand Théâtre de Calais
Watch out! This is a masterpiece!
According to 155 composers who responded to a survey conducted by France Musique, Written on Skin is the “most striking contemporary work of the beginning of the 21st century”. Since its premiere at Aix-en-Provence in 2012, George Benjamin’s opera has been admired for its dramatic force and the beauty of its music. Inspired by a 12th century legend from Provence, Martin Crimp’s libretto paints unforgettable characters enflamed with passion. A faithful interpreter of Benjamin’s music, Alexandre Bloch will conduct a concert performance of the opera with a magnificent vocal cast, including Lauren Fagan and Evan Hughesse who form a brilliant central duo.