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Benjamin: Written on Skin Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

Benjamin: Written on Skin Blu-ray is a magical retelling of the Pied Piper fairytale, and for this new work George Benjamin and Martin Crimp joined forces with acclaimed stage director Katie Mitchell. For all three, the production marked their main-stage debut at the Royal Opera House.

The tale, inspired by a medieval legend, tells of an ill-fated troubadour, drawn into a liaison with an innocent maiden. But they are observed by the jealous eye of her protector, who wreaks a shocking revenge on the young couple.

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Composer: George Benjamin
Text: Martin Crimp
The Protector: Christopher Purves
Agnès: Barbara Hannigan
Angel 1/The Boy: Bejun Mehta
Angel 2/Marie: Victoria Simmonds
Angel 3/John: Allan Clayton
Angel Archivists: David Alexander, Laura Harling, Peter Hobday, Sarah Northgraves 

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Co-Concert Master: Sergey Levitin
Conductor: George Benjamin
Director: Katie Mitchell
Designs: Vicki Mortimer
Lighting design: Jon Clark

Plus: Extra features: Interview with George Benjamin, Introduction to Written on Skin and a Cast gallery.

Picture: 1:2:35 Cinemascope
Sound: 2.0 LPCM Stereo/ DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JA
Region code: All Regions
Format: NTSC
Running Time: 90+8 mins
Recorded: 2013