image for Opera item typeTurn of the Screw - a Chamber Opera at St Mary's Church

Opera, Sat 16 Mar 2019


Barnes Music Festival


Church Road,
SW13 9HL

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The Barnes Music Festival is delighted to present its very first opera in conjunction with Riverside Opera. The Turn of the Screw is regarded by many as Benjamin Britten’s finest work for 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.

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Dates Times
Sat 16 Mar 2019 19:30 to 21:30





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