Following the ground-breaking success of Written on Skin, expectation continues to grow ahead of the premiere of Benjamin and Crimp’s third opera Lessons in Love and Violence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 10 May 2018. 
The work will be directed by Katie Mitchell, with designs by Vicki Mortimer, and a cast comprising baritone Stéphane Degout, soprano Barbara Hannigan, baritone Gyula Orendt, tenor Peter Hoare, tenor Samuel Boden, soprano Jennifer France, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, and bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson.
Lessons in Love and Violence is co-commissioned and co-produced with Dutch National Opera (June 2018), Hamburg State Opera (April 2019), Opéra de Lyon (May 2019), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Autumn 2020), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (March 2021) and Teatro Real, Madrid (April/May 2021).