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The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw Tickets

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  • Oct
    03
    Thu 19:30
    The Opera House Wellington - WellingtonNew Zealand Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
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  • Oct
    05
    Sat 19:30
    The Opera House Wellington - WellingtonNew Zealand Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
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  • Oct
    18
    Fri 19:30
    ASB Waterfront Theatre - AucklandNew Zealand Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
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  • Oct
    20
    Sun 14:30
    ASB Waterfront Theatre - AucklandNew Zealand Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
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  • Oct
    23
    Wed 19:30
    ASB Waterfront Theatre - AucklandNew Zealand Opera Presents The Turn of the Screw
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About The Turn of the Screw

A chilling ghost story, saturated with menace. Benjamin Britten’s haunting operatic version of Henry James’s famous novella The Turn of the Screw.

A young governess arrives at a remote country house to care for two children with only written instructions from their guardian, who advises not to disturb him. Before long a tapestry is woven of obsession, sexual awakening and the destruction of childhood. A narrative just ambivalent enough for us to project upon it our own fears.

Governess Anna Leese
Prologue/Peter Quint Jared Holt
Miss Jessel Madeleine Pierard
Mrs Grose Patricia Wright

Conductor Holly Mathieson
Director Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Set and Costume Designer Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall

Orchestra Wellington
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten.
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after a story by Henry James.
Published by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

A New Zealand Opera production