Written On Skin: The Royal Opera

  |  Buy to Own: 06/01/2014
  |  89 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Written On Skin: The Royal Opera Film Poster


George Benjamin conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus in this 2013 performance of his own work on which he collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp. The opera tells the story of a troubadour (Bejun Mehta) who has an affair with his employer (Christopher Purves)'s wife Agnès (Barbara Hannigan). When her husband finds out he kills the troubadour and feeds Agnès his heart, unbeknown to her. When she discovers what she has done she is driven to suicide.