Written on Skin

Written on Skin

Royal Opera House

  • Booking until: Monday, 30 January 2017
  • Running time: 90 minutes with no interval
Written on Skin description

A powerful Protector commissions a young artist to create an illuminated book to celebrate his power. The book, and its artist, sparks the rebellion of the Protector’s submissive wife Agnès.

Agnès compels the Boy to depict their relationship in his illuminations. The Protector cannot avoid understanding what he sees. He kills the Boy and serves his heart to Agnès. She remains defiant, and leaps to her death rather than let herself be killed.

Sung in English with surtitles. 

Playing at Royal Opera House

Bow Street, London, WC2E 9DD (venue info)

Royal Opera House Directions

Important information

Latecomers cannot be admitted. 

Sung in English with surtitles. 

Performance Times
Mon 20:00
Tue -
Wed 20:00
Thu -
Fri 20:00
Sat -
Sun -