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New Zealand Opera: The Turn of the Screw

New Zealand Opera: The Turn of the Screw

When:

  • Thu 3 Oct, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 5 Oct, 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Where:

The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Opening Night - Prem Adult: $180.00
  • Opening Night - Gold Adult: $137.50
  • Opening Night - A Res Adult: $107.50
  • Opening Night - B Res Adult: $77.50
  • Second Night - Prem Adult: $190.00
  • Second Night - Gold Adult: $147.50
  • Second Night - A Res Adult: $117.50
  • Second Night - B Res Adult: $87.50
  • All Nights - C Res Adult: $50.00
  • Buy Tickets – 0800 111 999

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.

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.

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