“(…) The best opera written over the last twenty years.” – Le Monde
“We could not suppress the vague impression of having attended the birth of a masterpiece.” – Le Figaro
“One of the defining works of the 21st centuty.” – The Guardian
Written on Skin, a leading 21st century work, widely acclaimed in the world’s greatest opera houses, comes to the Opéra de Montréal stage on January 25 in an all-new production, the work’s Canadian premiere. The opera’s composer, George Benjamin, who studied with the great Olivier Messiaen, has been called “one of the most formidable composers of his generation” by The New York Times. A unique musical event—buy your tickets now!
18-34 YEARS OLD EVENT
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Written on Skin - Philippe Dubuc
Designer Philippe Dubuc explains the artistic process behind the creation of Written on Skin costumes.
Written on Skin - New production. Canadian Premiere
PreOpera in brief | The Importance of Written on Skin (2/6)
Musicologist Pierre Vachon sums up in 2 minutes the importance of presenting such a work in Montreal.
PréOpéra in brief | Written on Skin synopsis (1/6)
PreOpera in brief | Agnes, a key female character (3/6)
Musicologist Pierre Vachon sums up the theme of women's emancipation in 2 minutes through the character of Agnes.
The composer George Benjamin about Written on Skin
Internationally renowned British composer George Benjamin tells the story of the composition of Written on Skin and how the work was prepared for the stage.
PréOpéra in brief | Written on Skin's music (4/6)
Musicologist Pierre Vachon sums up the peculiarities of Written on Skin's music in 2 minutes.
PreOpera in brief | Written on Skin, a work that marks (5/6)
The musicologist Pierre Vachon sums up in 2 minutes the reasons why this work marks the audience.
PreOpera in brief | How Written on Skin Redefines Opera Codes (6/6)
Musicologist Pierre Vachon sums up in 2 minutes the reasons why this work redefines the codes of opera.