George Benjamin’s “Written on Skin” with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Photo: Adam Janisch
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado, performs Written on Skin, one of the most successful operas of our time. It deals with a love triangle: the protagonists are a brutal, jealous husband, a young, inexperienced woman and a gifted painter. Based on a medieval Provençal legend, librettist Martin Crimp created a highly modern story of power, subjugation, rebellion and self-discovery – the perfect framework for the atmospherically dense, rich-toned music of George Benjamin.