George Benjamin to write third opera

George Benjamin to write third opera

Following the success of their first two operas (Into the Little Hill and Written on Skin), George Benjamin and Martin Crimp are already looking to the future and it has been announced that the pair are to write a third opera to be premiered at the Royal Opera House in Spring 2018. Kasper Holten, director of opera at ROH, writes: ‘We are delighted that – following the incredible success of Written on Skin – George Benjamin and Martin Crimp have agreed to write a brand new full-scale opera for the main stage at Covent Garden. It is hard to imagine a better match between a composer and a writer than Benjamin and Crimp, we have enjoyed doing Written on Skin immensely and we are extremely proud that they will be writing a new piece for Covent Garden. We expect this commission will be done in partnership with other opera companies, and interest has already been expressed from opera companies in several countries, but the world premiere will take place at Covent Garden.’