WRITTEN ON SKIN
Aix-en-Provence Festival 2012, France (Premiere)
Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam
Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
Theater an der Wein, Vienna
Opéra Comique, Paris
Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, London
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York
DVD recording of Royal Opera House production.
Composer: GEORGE BENJAMIN
Librettist: MARTIN CRIMP
Director: KATIE MITCHELL
Design: VICKI MORTIMER
Lighting Design: JON CLARK
photos: Stephen Cummiskey
‘Katie Mitchell's virtuosic staging - time-hopping, split level designs from Vicki Mortimer, beautiful lighting by Jon Clark - arguably heightens the prevailing emotional chill.’
Neil Fisher - The Times 2013-03-10
'...stylishly designed by Vicki Mortimer and lit by Jon Clark.'
Fiona Maddocks - The Observer 2013-03-16
'There are echoes of things like Theorem by Pasolini and Pelléas et Mélisande by Debussy, and, in Jon Clark's lighting, Tarkovsky and Caravaggio.’
Igor Toronyi-Lalic - The Arts Desk 2013-03-09
'Vicki Mortimer’s designs point up the disparity between then and now with real visual allure and Jon Clark’s lighting is often as fastidious as the music it serves to illuminate'
Richard Whitehouse - Classical Source 2013-03-10
'...superbly lit by Jon Clark.'
Colin Anderson - The Opera Critic 2013-03-08
'Ms. Mortimer’s costumes—both modern sleek and medieval homespun—also pointed up the multiple layers of the narrative, as did Jon Clark’s abrupt lighting changes.'
Heidi Waleson - Wall Street Journal 2015-08-12
The direction of Katie Mitchell and the design work of Vicki Mortimer and Jon Clark were all serving the same dramatic master--the story.
John Mauceri - Huffington Post 2015-08-18