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Written on Skin

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France - George Benjamin

George BenjaminGeorge Benjamin © Matthew Lloyd
Barbara HanniganBarbara Hannigan © Raphael Brand
George Benjamin et Barbara HanniganGeorge Benjamin et Barbara Hannigan © Antoni Bofill
George BenjaminGeorge Benjamin © Chris Christodoulou
Ross RamgobinRoss Ramgobin © Wolf Marloh
Friday, 14 February 2020 at 8:30pm

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Friday, 14 February 2020 — 8:30pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h40


  • Written on skin
  • Musique de George Benjamin
  • Livret de Martin Crimp


  • Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • George Benjamin, conducting
  • Ross Ramgobin, the protector
  • Barbara Hannigan, Agnès
  • Tim Mead, Angel 1, the boy
  • Victoria Simmonds, Angel 2, Marie
  • Nicholas Sharratt, Angel 3, John
  • Philipp Alexander Marguerre, glass harmonica
  • Romina Lischka, viola da gamba
  • Dan Ayling
Spectators were blown away by the opera Written on Skin at its premiere in 2012 at the Aix-en-Provence festival. Here, this subtle and complex work is directed by the composer himself.
Production Radio France
Dans le cadre du festival Présences Radio France
Concert enregistré et diffusé en direct par France Musique

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