Lessons in Love and Violence, George Benjamin’s third opera with Martin Crimp, receives its Spanish premiere on 26 February 2021 at the Liceu Barcelona. The opening night will be broadcast live on Catalonian Radio at 6pm UK time.

Stéphane Degout, Georgia Jarman and Peter Hoare return to sing King, Isabel and Mortimer, while Daniel Okulitch makes his role debut as Gaveston. Josep Pons conducts, while Dan Ayling revives the original production by Katie Mitchell, with set design and costumes by Vicky Mortimer.

After six performances in Barcelona, the production will transfer to Madrid’s Teatro Real.