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Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence


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Lessons in Love and Violence is an opera with music by George Benjamin and text by Martin Crimp. The opera, which is based on the story of King Edward II and Piers Gaveston and covers the events set out in Christopher Marlowe's play Edward II, which combines the story of Edward and Gaveston with the deposition of Edward II by Mortimer and the overthrow of Mortimer and Edward's queen Isabella of France by Edward III. The opera is in two parts, of four and three scenes respectively, and is performed without a break. The opera was co-commissioned by the Royal Opera Covent Garden London, the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opera de Lyon, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Teatro Real Madrid. This production was recorded by the Dutch National Opera in June and July of 2018.
Facts
Item number NI5976
Barcode 0710357597626
Release date 6/7/2019
Category Opera
Label NIMBUS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Composer Benjamin, George
Orchestra Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Disc: 1
Lessons in Love and Violence01:00:00
1 Part I Scene 1: It's nothing to do with loving a m 00:05:21 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
2 Part I Scene 1: Not when you grip my neck (Gavesto 00:04:41 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
3 Part I Scene 1: Don't call him nothing (Isabel, Ki 00:03:01 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
4 Part I Scene 2: Who are these people, Mortimer? (I 00:02:52 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
5 Part I Scene 2: My husband died (Witnesses, Isabel 00:02:29 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
6 Part I Scene 2: Bring me a cup of vinegar (Isabel, 00:04:29 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
7 Part I Scene 2: Why do the poor sleep three in a b 00:03:09 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
8 Part I Scene 3: How can I love you? (King, Gavesto 00:03:23 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
9 Part I Scene 3: Here - look - is my baby king (Gav 00:05:00 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
10 Part I Scene 3: Please, everyone be seated (Isabel 00:05:58 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
11 Part I Scene 4: I'm cold. I was dreaming (Isabel, 00:02:54 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
12 Part I Scene 4: Why should you love him, tell me? 00:03:38 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
13 Part I Scene 4: Then stay in the dark (Isabel, Kin 00:03:04 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
Disc: 2
Lessons in Love and Violence01:00:00
1 Part II Scene 5: D'you like dogs (Mortimer, Boy, I 00:02:13 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
2 Part II Scene 5: Let the man in (Witness, Isabel, 00:05:30 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
3 Part II Scene 5: When a man will be cut into piece 00:02:50 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
4 Part II Scene 6: Drumming - I can hear drumming (K 00:03:58 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
5 Part II Scene 6: Oh, I am a bad person (King, Mort 00:02:53 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
6 Part II Scene 6: Take it, Mortimer (King, Witnesse 00:05:30 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
7 Part II Scene 6: Here - look, is the living king ( 00:03:25 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
8 Part II Scene 6: Why do I feel nothing (Gaveston, 00:03:37 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
9 Part II Scene 7: What is the music? (Isabel, Young 00:02:32 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
10 Part II Scene 7: Let me explain to you the enterta 00:02:35 Hannigan, Barbara Szabó, Krisztina Degout, Stéphane Benjamin, George Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Hoare, Peter Boden, Samuel Orendt, Gyula France, Jennifer Björn Róbertsson, Andri
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