The Turn of the Screw

February 24 – March 2, 2013

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description New York City Opera marks British composer Benjamin Britten’s centennial with a new production of his contemporary 1954 chamber opera, set in the early 1980s and directed by Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway). Based on a ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is described by Buntrock as a contemporary horror story in which “chilling events unravel a mysterious building’s terrifying past, pushing the boundaries between sanity and the supernatural.”

Tenor Dominic Armstrong (A Quiet Place, New York City Opera) lends his "lustrous, sweet voice" (The Washington Post) to the role of Peter Quint; Flora is sung by soprano Lauren Worsham (Candide, New York City Opera; Dog Days, VOX/New York City Opera); and the "lustrous" (The Wall Street Journal) soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper both make their New York City Opera debut as Mrs. Grose and Miss Jessel, respectively.
Identifier 2013s.01223