Wed 11 March 2020

Opera North's The Turn of the Screw

From Tuesday 5 March

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The Lowry Members: From Tuesday 5 March
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Sung in English

A terrifying edge-of-your-seat thriller

In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. But are these apparitions real, or the product of her troubled imagination? And what terrible evil occurred before the governess’s arrival?

Based on the ghost story by Henry James, Britten’s edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller reaches new levels of tension and terror in Alessandro Talevi’s spine-chilling production. The theme of The Turn of the Screw – of innocence abused and corrupted – had a particular fascination for Britten, and he clothes this dark material in music of disturbing beauty that winds up the tension to breaking point.

Widely thought of as the greatest of all his works for the stage, Britten’s intensely powerful final chamber opera features some of his most brilliant musical characterisation.

Venue: Lyric Theatre

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval

Additional information

There will be a pre-show talk on Wed 11 March 2020 6.30-7.00pm. Book your ticket for the talk here.


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