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2013 Opera Film 100 minutes The Royal Opera House


Composer George Benjamin and author Martin Crimp join forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell for the opera Written on Skin. Benjamin harnesses an array of diverse instruments in a strikingly beautiful and rich score, complemented by Crimp’s poetic libretto.
Filmed on stage at the Royal Opera House in March 2013 by Margaret Williams.

S Y N O P S I S :

A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power. The book sparks the rebellion of the Protector’s submissive wife Agnès, setting the scene for an extraordinary act of revenge.


C R E D I T S :

Music
G E O R G E  B E N J A M I N

Writer
M A R T I N   C R I M P

Directed for the stage
K A T I E  M I T C H E L L

Directed for the screen
M A R G A R E T  W I L L I A M S

The Protector
C H R I S T O P H E R  P U R V E S

Agnès
B A R B A R A   H A N N I G A N

Angel 1/ The Boy
B E J U N   M E H T A

Angel 2/ Marie
V I C T O R I A   S I M M O N D S

Angel 3/ John
A L L A N  C L A Y T O N

Angel Archivists
D A V I D   A L E X A N D E R
L A U R A   H A R L I N G
P E T E R  H O B D A Y
S A R A H   N O R T H G R A V E S

Designs
V I C K I   M O R T I M E R

Lighting Design
J O N   C L A R K

O R C H E S T R A   O F  T H E   R O Y A L   O P E R A   H O U S E

Conductor
G E O R G E   B E N J A M I N

Cameras
P E T E R   E D W A R D S
D A V E   E V A N S
P A U L   F R E E M A N
W A Y N E  R A T C L I F F E
M A R T Y N  W A T T S

Vision Engineers
D A V I D  G R I F F I T H S
A N D Y  J O N E S

Lighting Director
J O H N   E  W A L K E R

Colourist
K E V I N   H O R S E W O O D

Sound Supervisor
M A R K  T H A C K E R A Y

Music Producer
D A V I D   G R O V E S

Script Supervisor
G E M M A  D I X O N

Vision Mixer
H I L A R Y  B R I E G E L

Editor
S T E V E  E V E L E I G H

Producer
M A R G A R E T  W I L L I A M S

© Royal Opera House 2013


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