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Composer: Benjamin, George (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityUnited Kingdom
PeriodContemporary
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AmsterdamDer müde Tod

Der müde Tod
Benjamin
George Benjamin, Piano

AmsterdamHolland Festival Proms: Sometime Voices

Holland Festival Proms: Sometime Voices
Benjamin, Coult, Nesbit, Bach
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Martyn Brabbins; Bart Van Reyn; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Audun Iversen

AmsterdamLessons in Love and ViolenceNew Production

Lessons in Love and Violence
Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
George Benjamin; Katie Mitchell; Dutch National Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Stéphane Degout; Barbara Hannigan

AmsterdamWritten on Skin

Written on Skin
Benjamin: Written on Skin
Lawrence Renes; Benjamin Davis; Georgia Jarman; Krisztina Szabó; Robert Murray; Audun Iversen

BirminghamNational Youth Orchestra of GB

Ligeti, Coult, Ravel, Benjamin, Scriabin
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; George Benjamin; Tamara Stefanovich
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Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin

Anthony Roth Costanzo (The Boy) and Lauren Snouffer (Agnès) © Kelly & Massa for Opera Philadelphia
Written on Skin is a cold but effective opera full of musical and dramatic energy. Opera Philadelphia's new staging and talented young cast do it justice.
****1
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The French Connection with the Boston Symphony

Andris Nelsons © Marco Borggreve
Andris Nelsons' program pays homage to two touchstones of the French repertory with the Boston Symphony: Henri Rabaud and Pierre Monteux.
****1
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A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin

Barbara Hannigan as Agnès, Iestyn Davies as the Boy © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The Royal Opera's first revival of George Benjamin's medieval shocker is characterised by stellar singing performances, notably from Barbara Hannigan and Iestyn Davies.
****1
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Signed off with an orchestral flourish: Written on Skin

Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Shorn of Katie Mitchell’s production and presented on the Barbican Hall’s stage with only the occasional prop, George Benjamin's modern masterpiece Written on Skin came across with even greater intensity.
*****
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A dream-inspired cocktail of works from Knussen and Benjamin

Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
A programme of personal choices curated by George Benjamin in collaboration with Oliver Knussen – that didn’t quite hang together but with two UK  premières it was a fascinating evening. 
****1
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