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At the rostrum of the Klangforum Wien, Kent Nagano conducts the George Benjamin opera Written on skin on 14, 16 and 17 June 2013 in Vienna. Written on skin is Benjamin’s first large scale opera with a text by Martin Crimp. Directed by Katie Mitchell, this time-shifting, multi-layered parable of art, politics, love and the boundaries of power caused a sensation at the Aix-en-Provence Festival 2012 and is now performed for the first time in the German speaking region.
14, 16, 17 June, 7.30 pm, Vienna, Theater an der Wien
Klangforum Wien
George Benjamin: Written on skin
Christopher Purves – The Protector, Barbara Hannigan – Agnès, Iestyn Davies – Angel 1/The Boy, Victoria Simmonds – Angel 2/Marie, Allan Clayton – Angel 3/John
Philipp Alexander Marguerre – Verrophon
Eva Reiter – Viola da Gamba
On 21 and 22 June, Kent Nagano conducts the Wiener Symphoniker. The programme will feature Schönberg‘s Gurrelieder.
21, 22 June, 7.30 pm Vienna, Konzerthaus
Wiener Symphoniker
Schönberg: Gurrelieder
Catherine Foster – soprano, Mihoko Fujimura – mezzo soprano, Jay Hunter Morris – tenor, Kurt Azesberger – tenor, Albert Dohmen – baritone, Sunnyi Melles – narrator,
Wiener Singakademie, Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música, Orféo Català, Choir of the Slovak National Theatre.