The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten

3 Oct - 23 Oct 2019

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.

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

Governess Anna Leese
Prologue/Peter Quint Jared Holt
Miss Jessel Madeleine Pierard
Mrs Grose Patricia Wright
Miles Lukas Maher/Alexandros Swallow
Flora Olivia Forbes/Alexa Harwood

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

Opera House
October 3 & 5 at 7.30pm

ASB Waterfront Theatre
October 18 & 23 at 7.30pm
October 20 at 2.30pm

Orchestra Wellington
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

A New Zealand Opera production

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

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