The Turn of the Screw
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, we present Britten’s final chamber opera. The Turn of the Screw is a tale of good versus evil, natural versus the supernatural, possession and exorcism, set within the domestic proprieties of the Essex country house of Bly. Laura Bohn sings the role of the Governess faced with vision after ghostly vision.
Production Sponsors: Kenneth and Kathryn Weeman.
This production is supported in part by grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.
Read about The Turn of the Screw at Wikipedia.
Read a short biography of Benjamin Britten, one of the most influential opera composers of the 20th Century.
Read Stage Director Mark Streshinsky's tribute to his mentors John Copley and Colin Graham, who both worked with Benjamin Britten.
Read a fascinating essay by Hubert Teyssandier entitled "Voices of the Unseen: Benjamin Britten’s Reading of The Turn of the Screw".
• Sung in English with English supertitles
Turn of the Screw events
FREE Preview at the Berkeley Public Library
FREE Lecture by Jonathan Khuner on Benjamin Britten and his setting of Henry James's groundbreaking ghost story
SALON AT THE GARDEN GATE