Director Andrea Breth, an icon of the European theatre scene, gives her vision on Britten's chamber opera and clarifies from what angle she approached the piece in her staging.
For her legendary, often visceral stagings over the last four decades, she has scaled all heights and plumbed all depths of the human soul. This has earned her cult status and recognition as one of the all-time greats of German theatre. Discover Andrea Breth and her productions at La Monnaie.
The story of this opera, summarised scene by scene by dramaturge Klaus Bertisch.
In this introductory video conductor Ben Glassberg explains how Britten translates the titular "screw" in his music, General and Artistic Director Peter de Caluwe lays out how this project came to be, and scenographer Raimund Orfeo Voigt offers insight into the concept behind his ingenious set design.
In The Time of Our Singing, Abigail Abraham plays Ruth Daley, a character at the crossroads of various musical influences. We followed the singer during a jam session at Kris Defoort's home and talked to her about her connection with Ruth.