Lessons in Love and Violence

Lessons in Love and Violence
Opera in Two Parts

By George Benjamin, text by Martin Crimp Vocal Libretto Item: 12-0571540554
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Inspired by the fast-moving scenes and vulnerable, complex characters of Elizabethan drama, this new opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp considers what space, if any, exists for love and human affection inside the dangerous machinery of power. A king, compelled to choose between love and political hard-headedness, makes a fatal decision, allowing his country to slide into civil war, and setting his own wife and son implacably against him. Lessons in Love and Violence is Benjamin and Crimp's third operatic collaboration, following Into the Little Hill and the critically acclaimed Written on Skin.

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Series: Faber Edition
Composed by: George Benjamin
Instrument: Voice
Format: Libretto
Item Number: 12-0571540554
ISBN 10: 0-571-54055-4
ISBN 13: 978-0-571-54055-6
UPC: 9780571540556

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