Lessons in Love and Violence

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Credits
Music: George Benjamin
Text: Martin Crimp
Director: Katie Mitchell
Designer: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting designer: James Farncombe
Movement director: Joseph Alford
Cast
Conductor: George Benjamin
King: Stéphane Degout
Isabel: Barbara Hannigan
Gaveston / Stranger: Gyula Orendt
Mortimer: Peter Hoare
Boy / Young King: Samuel Boden
Witness 1 / Singer 1 / Woman 1: Jennifer France
Witness 2 / Singer 2 / Woman 2: Krisztina Szabó
Witness 3 / Madman: Andri Björn Róbertsson
Concert Master: Sergey Levitin
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Story
A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency. His decisions allow his country to slide into civil war, and turn his wife and son against him.

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  • Credits

    Music: George Benjamin
    Text: Martin Crimp
    Director: Katie Mitchell
    Designer: Vicki Mortimer
    Lighting designer: James Farncombe
    Movement director: Joseph Alford

  • Cast

    Conductor: George Benjamin
    King: Stéphane Degout
    Isabel: Barbara Hannigan
    Gaveston / Stranger: Gyula Orendt
    Mortimer: Peter Hoare
    Boy / Young King: Samuel Boden
    Witness 1 / Singer 1 / Woman 1: Jennifer France
    Witness 2 / Singer 2 / Woman 2: Krisztina Szabó
    Witness 3 / Madman: Andri Björn Róbertsson
    Concert Master: Sergey Levitin
    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

  • Story

    A king is forced to choose between love and political expediency. His decisions allow his country to slide into civil war, and turn his wife and son against him.

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