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Lessons in Love and Violence

Composer:
George Benjamin
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Martin Crimp
Description:
Opera in Two Parts, performed without a break
Notes:

Roughly based on events in Christopher Marlowe’s play Edward II

Time:
unspecified (14th Century)
Place:
unspecified (England)
Role Voice Part Classification
Isabel Soprano L
Mortimer Tenor L
King Baritone L
Gaveston/Stranger Baritone L
Boy/Young King High Tenor F
Witness 1/Singer 1/Woman 1 Soprano S
Witness 2/Singer 2/Woman 2 Mezzo Soprano S
Witness 3/Madman Bass S
 
Minimum Chorus:  No chorus