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George Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Stéphane Degout (King), Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston/Stranger), Peter Hoare (Mortimer), Samuel Boden (Boy/Young King)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, George Benjamin
The singing—and the orchestra, conducted by the composer himself—is flawless...powerful singing and a balanced execution of sound give voice to a dramatic libretto and an arresting score, making... — More…
Limelight Magazine Recordings of the Year2019Nominated - Opera
Grammy Awards62nd Awards (2020)Nominee - Best Opera Recording
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Benjamin, G: Lessons in Love and Violence
- Samuel Boden, Andri Björn Róbertsson, Barbara Hannigan, Krisztina Szabó, Peter Hoare, Gyula Orendt, Jennifer France, Stéphane Degout
- Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
- George Benjamin
Part 1, Scene 1: I. It's Nothing To Do With Loving a Man
Part 1, Scene 1: II. Not When You Grip My Neck
Part 1, Scene 1: III. Don't Call Him Nothing
Part 1, Scene 2: I. Who Are These People, Mortimer?
Part 1, Scene 2: II. My Husband Died
Part 1, Scene 2: III. Bring Me A Cup Of Vinegar
Part 1, Scene 2: IV. Why Do The Poor Sleep Three In A Bed
Part 1, Scene 3: I. How Can I Love You?
Part 1, Scene 3: II. Here - Look - Is My Baby King
Part 1, Scene 3: III. Please, Everyone Be Seated
Part 1, Scene 4: I. I'm Cold. I Was Dreaming
Part 1, Scene 4: II. Why Should You Love Him, Tell Me?
Part 1, Scene 4: III. Then Stay In The Dark
Part 2, Scene 5: I. D'You Like Dogs
Part 2, Scene 5: II. Let The Man In
Part 2, Scene 5: III. When A Man Will Be Cut Into Pieces
Part 2, Scene 6: I. Drumming - I Can Hear Drumming
Part 2, Scene 6: II. Oh, I Am A Bad Person
Part 2, Scene 6: III. Take It, Mortimer
Part 2, Scene 6: IV. Here - Look, Is The Living King
Part 2, Scene 6: V. Why Do I Feel Nothing
Part 2, Scene 7: I. What Is The Music?
Part 2, Scene 7: II. Let Me Explain To You The Entertainment