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Written on Skin Written on Skin Written on Skin

Opera Philadelphia

Written on Skin

Feb 09, 2018
Feb 18, 2018

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New Production & Philadelphia Premiere
Music by George Benjamin
Libretto by Martin Crimp
Performed in English with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

A thrilling portrait of godliness and lust

A powerful landowner, the Protector, commissions a young artist to create an illuminated manuscript celebrating his life and family. When a relationship develops between the Boy and the Protector’s wife, Agnès, she compels him to reveal their clandestine love within his illustrations. Both passion and violence erupt in the household; all the while, a mysterious cluster of angels watches the story unfold. Drawn from a 12th century legend but with a contemporary twist, George Benjamin's first full-length opera has received wide critical acclaim since its 2012 premiere. Now this thrilling tale, with a haunting libretto by Martin Crimp, makes its Philadelphia debut.

Performance Schedule
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

Run Time: Approximately one hour and 35 minutes
Intermission: No intermission