Director: Katie Mitchell; Composer: George Benjamin
"Written On Skin" tells the story of a young artist commissioned to create an illuminated book to celebrate his Protector's power. But the book ends up sparking a rebellion in the Protector's submissive wife, when she compels the artist to depict their secret relationship in his pictures.
The Protector realises what they are showing him, moving the opera to its powerful and tragic conclusion.
Got a question? – Talk about Written On Skin
More classical music · More events at Royal Opera House
If you enjoy classical concerts at Royal Opera House, then here are some other events you might like…
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sunday (apart from the last Sunday of the month)
Iolanthe at London Coliseum – 17th February to 7th April 2018
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 2nd March Ó 4th May 2018 (selected dates only)
Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons — with candles and puppets – 9th March to 21st April 2018
La Traviata at London Coliseum – 16th, 22nd, 24th, 28th, 31st March, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th and 13th April 2018