Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violenc CD


  • Lessons in Love and Violence is an opera with
    music by George Benjamin and text by Martin Crimp.
    The opera, which is based on the story of King Edward
    II and Piers Gaveston and covers the events set out in
    Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II, which
    combines the story of Edward and Gaveston with the
    deposition of Edward II by Mortimer and the
    overthrow of Mortimer and Edward's queen Isabella of
    France by Edward III. The opera is in two parts, of four
    and three scenes respectively, and is performed
    without a break.

    Composer: George Benjamin
    Text: Martin Crimp
    King: Stéphane Degout
    Isabel: Barbara Hannigan
    Gaveston: Gyula Orendt
    Mortimer: Peter Hoare
    Boy / later Young King: Samuel Boden
    Witness / Singer / Woman 1: Jennifer France
    Witness / Singer / Woman 2: Krisztina Szabó
    Witness 3 / Madman: Andri Björn Róbertsson
    Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
    Conductor: George Benjamin

  • Format:CD
    Label: Nimbus
    Released:7 June 2019
    Running time:
     85 mins