The Resource Written on skin, music, George Benjamin ; text, Martin Crimp ; a Royal Opera House production in association with the BBC, (videorecording)

Written on skin, music, George Benjamin ; text, Martin Crimp ; a Royal Opera House production in association with the BBC, (videorecording)

Label
Written on skin
Title
Written on skin
Statement of responsibility
music, George Benjamin ; text, Martin Crimp ; a Royal Opera House production in association with the BBC
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Film distributor
Librettist
Lighting designer
Performer
Producer
Production company
Production designer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • jpn
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
George Benjamin conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus in this 2013 performance of his own work on which he collaborated with playwright Martin Crimp. The opera tells the story of a troubadour (Bejun Mehta) who has an affair with his employer's wife Agnès (Barbara Hannigan). When the husband (Christopher Purves) finds out he kills the troubadour and feeds Agnès his heart, unbeknownst to her. When she discovers what has happened, she is driven to suicide
Cataloging source
UKBOR
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, George
Credits note
Director, Katie Mitchell ; designs, Vicki Mortimer ; lighting design, Jon Clark ; produced and directed for the screen by Margaret Williams
Date of event
2013 March
Dewey number
782.1
Intended audience
BBFC code: E
Language note
Sung in English, with optional English, French, German, or Japanese subtitles
LC call number
M1500.B445
LC item number
W75 2013
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Christopher Purves (The Protector) ; Barbara Hannigan (Agnès) ; Bejun Mehta (Angel 1/The Boy) ; Victoria Simmonds (Angel 2/Marie) ; Allan Clayton (Angel 3/John) ; David Alexander, Laura Harling, Peter Hobday, Sarah Northgraves (Angel Archivists) ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; George Benjamin, conductor
Place of event
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1162-1212
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Crimp, Martin
  • Mitchell, Katie
  • Mortimer, Vicki
  • Clark, Jon
  • Williams, Margaret
  • Purves, Christopher
  • Hannigan, Barbara
  • Mehta, Bejun
  • Simmonds, Victoria
  • Clayton, Allan
  • Cabestaing, Guillem de
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
Runtime
90
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cabestaing, Guillem de
  • Benjamin, George
  • Operas
  • Adultery
Technique
live action
Label
Written on skin, music, George Benjamin ; text, Martin Crimp ; a Royal Opera House production in association with the BBC, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the legendary tale of Guillem de Cabestany and anonymous 13th-century razo (troubadour song), "Guillem de Cabestanh--Le cœur mangé"
  • Statement of responsibility information from container
  • Program notes by Christopher Wintle in English with French and German translations, and synopsis in English, French, and German (25 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.) inserted in container
  • Extra features: An introduction to Written on skin, an interview with George Benjamin, and a cast gallery
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223121863238
  • 31223121863246
  • 31223121863279
  • 31223121863261
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
part one, scene I. Chorus of Angels -- part one, scene II. The Protector, Agnès and the Boy -- part one, scene III. Chorus of Angels -- part one, scene IV. Agnès and the Boy -- part one, scene V. The Protector and the visitors, John and Marie -- part one, scene VI. Agnès and the Boy -- part two, scene VII. The Protector's bad dream -- part two, scene VIII. The Protector and Agnès -- part two, scene IX. The Protector and the Boy -- part two, scene X. Agnès and the Boy -- part three, scene XI. The Protector, Agnès and the Boy -- part three, scene XII. The Protector and Agnès -- part three, scene XIII. Chorus of Angels and The Protector -- part three, scene XIV. The Protector and Agnès -- part three, scene XV: The Boy/Angel 1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478011255
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1125 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)869746629
System details
DVD format; all regions; 480p NTSC; LPCM 2.0; DTS Digital Surround; widescreen (1:2:35 Cinemascope) presentation
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Written on skin, music, George Benjamin ; text, Martin Crimp ; a Royal Opera House production in association with the BBC, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the legendary tale of Guillem de Cabestany and anonymous 13th-century razo (troubadour song), "Guillem de Cabestanh--Le cœur mangé"
  • Statement of responsibility information from container
  • Program notes by Christopher Wintle in English with French and German translations, and synopsis in English, French, and German (25 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.) inserted in container
  • Extra features: An introduction to Written on skin, an interview with George Benjamin, and a cast gallery
Accompanying material
1 booklet (27 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
Bar code
  • 31223121863238
  • 31223121863246
  • 31223121863279
  • 31223121863261
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • vd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • performed music
  • text
Content type code
  • tdi
  • prm
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
part one, scene I. Chorus of Angels -- part one, scene II. The Protector, Agnès and the Boy -- part one, scene III. Chorus of Angels -- part one, scene IV. Agnès and the Boy -- part one, scene V. The Protector and the visitors, John and Marie -- part one, scene VI. Agnès and the Boy -- part two, scene VII. The Protector's bad dream -- part two, scene VIII. The Protector and Agnès -- part two, scene IX. The Protector and the Boy -- part two, scene X. Agnès and the Boy -- part three, scene XI. The Protector, Agnès and the Boy -- part three, scene XII. The Protector and Agnès -- part three, scene XIII. Chorus of Angels and The Protector -- part three, scene XIV. The Protector and Agnès -- part three, scene XV: The Boy/Angel 1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (90 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • n
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478011255
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1125 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)869746629
System details
DVD format; all regions; 480p NTSC; LPCM 2.0; DTS Digital Surround; widescreen (1:2:35 Cinemascope) presentation
Video recording format
DVD

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