Very short diary entries of operas, concerts, exhibitions, restaurants and other lifestyle stuff in London and beyond.
Friday, 27 January 2017
Written On Skin at the Royal Opera
This was the first revival of George Benjamin's Written On Skin. As with contemporary operas, familiarity goes a long way in appreciating the work. In this revival, I found Christopher Purves's The Protector powerful and moving. Barbara Hannigan, who sang Agnès, was superb. The pure and slightly eerie tone of Iestyn Davies as The Boy completed the perfect cast.