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Seattle Opera: The Turn of the Screw

Past event

Sunday, October 14, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Seattle Opera

McCaw Hall, Seattle, WA

Benjamin Britten – The Turn of the Screw

An unnamed governess travels to an isolated mansion, hired by a mysterious guardian to care for two orphaned children. What follows are a series of increasingly ominous encounters with “the others” – menacing spirits of the manor’s previous staff. Are the ghosts supernatural in origin, or are they the products of her overactive imagination? Britten’s seductive, luminous, and brilliantly structured score utilizes a variety of musical expression. A tantalizingly veiled portrait of psychological disintegration, with tangible tension throughout.

Expanding upon his “powerful and compelling” (Seattle P-I) staging, director Peter Kazaras heightens the haunting atmosphere with a labyrinthine new production for McCaw Hall.

In English with English subtitles. This opera contains some mature themes. Performance time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including 1 intermission.

McCaw Hall
301 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Seattle Opera
(206) 389-7600

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