George Benjamin’s Written on Skin sinks deeply into the psyche. A Protector wants brightly coloured images to display his power and wealth.
“Opera is an emotional fitness centre”, says Kasper Holten, new Director of Opera, announcing the Royal Opera House 2012-13 season which mixes daring with prudence.
George Benjamin is the leading British composer of his generation. Into the Little Hill premiered in 2006, has been acclaimed a masterpiece.