Choral & Opera
Britten’s The Turn of the Screw
Location: Ryan Opera Theater, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (Map it)
Joachim Schamberger, director; Taichi Fukumura, conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
With a libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the Henry James novel of the same title, Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw was commissioned by the Venice Biennale and premiered in 1954. A young governess arrives at an English country house to care for two children; she is advised by their guardian never to write to him about the children, never to inquire about the history of the house, and never to abandon the children. Experience Britten’s haunting chamber opera in the intimate Ryan Opera Theater.