Written on Skin

(2012)

by George Benjamin

Description
opera in three parts
Duration
95
Genres
Opera
Text
Martin Crimp
Instrumentation
3(II=picc, III=picc & afl).2.2.bcl(=cl).cbcl.2(II=cbsn) - 4.4(I=ptpt).3.1 - perc(4): glsp/crot/steel drum/3 t.bells/5 tuned c.bells/vib/gong/2 small timp/6 mini-tablas/3 bongos/2 SD/2 TD/tumba/BD/small claves/3 mokubios/4 tpl.bl/sleigh bells/mcas/pebbles/guiro/whip/sandpaper blocks/computer keyboard or typewriter/small tgl/untuned c.bell/clash.cyms (2 pairs)/5 susp.cyms/tam-t - harp - glass harmonica – bass viola da gamba - strings (8.6.6.6.4 players) 2 first violins doubling mandolins; all double basses must have extensions to low B natural
Singer(s)
THE PROTECTOR (Bar)/AGNÈS, his wife (S)/ANGEL 1/THE BOY (CT)/ANGEL 2/MARIE (M)/ANGEL 3/JOHN (T)
Languages
English
Commission

Commissioned by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, De Nederlandse Opera (Amsterdam), Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse), Royal Opera House Covent Garden London, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

First Performance
7.7.2012, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Grand Theatre de Provence, France: Christopher Purves/Barbara Hannigan/Bejun Mehta/Victoria Simmonds/Allan Clayton/Mahler CO/George Benjamin
Availability

Cased full score 0-571-53759-6, full score 0-571-53758-8, vocal score 0-571-52672-1 and text 0-571-53760-X on sale, full score and parts for hire

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