Evan Hughes | Bassbariton (King)
Gyula Orendt | Bariton (Gaveston)
Georgia Jarman | soprano (Isabel)
Paul Curievici | tenor (Mortimer)
Samuel Boden | Tenor (Young King, Boy)
Hannah Sawle | soprano (Witness I)
Krisztina Szabó | Sopran (Witness II)
Tristan Hambleton | bass (Witness III)
MCO Academy
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Sir George Benjamin | Dirigent
Dan Ayling | stage direction

George Benjamin
Lessons in Love and Violence (2017)
Oper in zwei Teilen mit einem Text von Martin Crimp

No intermision | Estimated end at 21:30


Sir George Benjamin is among the most original and successful opera composers of our times. He was the last student of Olivier Messiaen, who stated that Benjamin was a »great talent, similar to that of the young Mozart«. The British composer will conduct the performance of his most recent opera, »Lessons in Love and Violence«, a work that shifts »from earthy emotionalism to angelic purity« (The New York Times). »I like concert performances of operas,« says Benjamin, »because the orchestra can be seen and heard with greater clarity.« The international cast of vocalists brings glamour and vocal luxuriance to the stage, and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra is renowned for its cultured sound.

Concert performance in English with German surtitles