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© Jill Greenberg courtesy Jaski Gallery, Amsterdam

Opera

The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten

Presentation
The ceremony of innocence is drowned.— W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming

Nothing is what it seems in Bly, an old English country house. When a new governess arrives, the children entrusted to her care seem to receive visits from the ghosts of the previous governess and her libertine lover. Events become ever more disturbing; the questions become ever more uncomfortable: what horrors occurred here before her arrival? Are the children innocent or not? Do you really see what you see?

Based on an intriguing ghost story by Henry James, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw is a psychological thriller in chamber opera format. The work’s layered and emotionally charged nature is an ideal fit for the director Andrea Breth. Together with the British conductor Ben Glassberg, she turns the screw of your imagination until the tension becomes unbearable.

Cast
Cast

ConductorBEN GLASSBERG
DirectorANDREA BRETH
Set designRAIMUND ORFEO VOIGT
CostumesCARLA TETI
LightingALEXANDER KOPPELMANN
DramaturgyKLAUS BERTISCH

PrologueJOHN GRAHAM-HALL
GovernessSALLY MATTHEWS
Mrs. GroseCAROLE WILSON
Miss JesselGISELLE ALLEN
Peter QuintJULIAN HUBBARD

La Monnaie Chamber Orchestra

ProductionDE MUNT / LA MONNAIE

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