Claudio Abbado (photo: Erika Rabau)

Chamber Music

In memoriam Claudio Abbado – Composer in Residence

The Mahler Chamber Orchestra, founded by Claudio Abbado, performs Written on Skin, one of the most successful chamber operas of our time. It deals with a love triangle: the protagonists are a brutal, jealous husband, a young, inexperienced woman and a gifted painter. Based on a medieval Provençal legend, librettist Martin Crimp created a highly modern story of power, subjugation, rebellion and self-discovery – the perfect framework for the atmospherically dense, rich-toned music of George Benjamin.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra

Sir George Benjamin conductor

Evan Hughes bass baritone (The Protector)

Georgia Jarman soprano (Agnes)

Bejun Mehta Countertenor (Angel 1/The Boy)

Victoria Simmonds mezzo-soprano (Angel 2/Marie)

Robert Murray tenor (Angel 3/John)

Benjamin Davis stage direction

Sir George Benjamin

Written on Skin

Dieses Konzert ist Teil einer dem Komponisten und Dirigenten George Benjamin gewidmeten Residency der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker in Kooperation mit Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Aventis Foundation.

Dates and Tickets

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Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 20:00

Philharmonie | Introduction: 19:00

Serie Non-subscription concert chamber music

Claudio Abbado (photo: Erika Rabau)

Mahler Chamber Orchestra (photo: Molina Visuals)

George Benjamin (photo: Matt Lloyd)