Britten Turn of the Screw (Opera)

The Barnes Music Festival is delighted to present its very first staged opera in conjunction with Riverside Opera. The Turn of the Screw is regarded by many as Benjamin Britten’s finest work for the stage. Our Artistic Director, James Day, is joined by internationally acclaimed Director, and local resident, Donna Stirrup who regularly works at both the ENO and ROH. The cast (to be announced in early 2019) will be comprised of rising stars in the international opera world.
Based on Henry James’s chilling novel, the mystery of this opera explores a governess entrusted to with the care of two lively children. With each scene we come to question whether their youthful playfulness is perhaps symptomatic of something altogether more sinister. Each twist of this gripping tale is ingeniously married with Britten’s construction: with each turn the structure, harmony and melody adds to the anguish of the performance.

The production is suitable only for secondary school age and over. Further information and synopsis can be found by searching online for 'The Turn of the Screw (opera)'.

It remains the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of the show for their own child.

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