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Saturday 29.04.2023, 20:00 

Lessons in Love and Violence

Mahler Chamber Orchestra | Sir George Benjamin

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  • € 34.-

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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

No intermision | Estimated end at 21:30


Evan Hughes bass baritone (King)
Gyula Orendt baritone (Gaveston)
Georgia Jarman soprano (Isabel)
Paul Curievici tenor (Mortimer)
Samuel Boden tenor (Young King, Boy)
Hannah Sawle soprano (Witness I)
Krisztina Szabó soprano (Witness II)
Tristan Hambleton bass (Witness III)

Dan Ayling stage direction


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


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