• Tammy Coil (American premiere of Written on Skin)

    by Published on September 9th, 2013 11:15 PM

    [Opera Lively interview # 113] Opera Lively is engaged in detailed coverage of George Benjamin's phenomenal contemporary masterpiece Written on Skin. This is our most intensive effort to date on the topic of contemporary opera, and it is well deserved given the absolutely unique high quality of this piece.

    Continuing our series of articles on this opera that is arguably the best one composed in the last several decades, we are publishing a short interviews with one of the young singers who performed it at Tanglewood in the US premiere of the piece, conducted by George Benjamin himself.


    Photo Credit Luiz Gazzola / Opera Lively

    We are writing a guidebook to this opera, a project that has the endorsement of the composer and the authorization of his publisher Faber Music to include the full text of the opera, as well as musical examples. Once this book is published, many fragments of our coverage including the interview below, will appear in print.

    Read the other parts of our coverage by clicking on the following links:

    Initial thread with the review of the Aix-en-Provence premiere and extensive information on the opera: [here]

    Review of the Tanglewood US premiere: [here]

    Exclusive Opera Lively interview with the composer George Benjamin, very interesting: [here]

    Exclusive Opera Lively interview with the multi-talented soprano Barbara Hannigan who sang the leading role of Agnès in the world premiere, as well as in many subsequent runs: [here]

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    Below this introductory announcement, please find the interview with Tammy Coil's, whose compelling answers show that she shares our enthusiasm for this outstanding work.
    by Published on September 9th, 2013 11:27 PM
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    [Opera Lively interview # 113] This article is part of our Written on Skin coverage. Go up one level in this section to read the announcement that contains links to the other parts of Opera Lively pieces on this extraordinary contemporary opera.

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    Photo Credit Kevin Gordon

    Tammy Coil, mezzo-soprano, sang the roles of Angel, and Marie. She is the Eunice Alberts and Adelle Alberts Vocal Studies Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center.

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