Lessons in Love and Violence

(2017)

by George Benjamin

Description
opera in two parts
Duration
c.90
Genres
Opera
Text
Martin Crimp
Instrumentation
2(I+II=picc).2.ebcl.2(I=A+ebcl.II=A+basset horn).bcl.3(III=cbsn) – 4.2(I+II=ptpt).2.btrbn.cbtrbn.0 – perc(4): 2 crot/6 t.bells/2 gongs/4 timp/2 bongos/2 SD/talking drum/2 tombaks/2 TD/2 tumbas/BD/claves/5 tpl.bl/3 tgl/2 tamb/3 susp.cym/whip/2 pairs of machine cast/2 vibraslaps/4 guiros – 2 harps – cel – cimbalom – strings (suggested 10.8.8.8.6 double basses require low C extensions)
Singer(s)
8 Singers: KING (Bar)/ISABEL (S)/GAVESTON/STRANGER (Bar)/MORTIMER (T)/BOY/YOUNG KING (High T/Haute-contre)/WITNESS 1/SINGER 1/WOMAN 1 (High Col S)/WITNESS 2/SINGER 2/ WOMAN 2 (M)/ WITNESS 3/MADMAN (BBar)
Languages
English
Commission
Co-commissioned and co-produced by the Royal Opera Covent Garden London, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Hamburg State opera, Opéra de Lyon, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Teatro Real Madrid
First Performance
10.5.2018, Royal Opera House, London, UK: The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/George Benjamin/dir. Katie Mitchell
Availability

First edition vocal score 0-571-54054-6 and text 0-571-54055-4 on sale, full score and parts in preparation

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