THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Opera

Sat Oct 13, 2018 – Sat Oct 27, 2018

Partner Organization

Seattle Opera

Location

McCaw Hall
Seattle Center
321 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

An unnamed governess travels to an isolated mansion, hired by a mysterious guardian to care for two orphaned children. What follows are a series of increasingly ominous encounters with “the others”—menacing spirits of the manor’s previous staff. Are the ghosts supernatural in origin, or are they the products of her overactive imagination? Britten’s seductive, luminous, and brilliantly structured score utilizes a variety of musical expression. A tantalizingly veiled portrait of psychological disintegration, with tangible tension throughout.

Reviews

The Turn of the Screw: A Visually and Mentally Haunting Experience

Seattle Opera's newest opera, an adaptation of the book The Turn of The Screw by Henry James, will leave you forever haunted by the spirits that reside in the Bly mansion. In mere minutes, we are staring into a somber world cast by phantom-like blue walls. What was most memorable to me in The Turn of The Screw was the attention put into the set. When looking at the stage, it was the little things I noticed, like the blue plaid design of the governesses skirt, or the haunting lights that illuminated the children’s mischievous faces. Seeing these set details, created by scenic...

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SPECIAL DEAL: 2 for $10 on Turn of the Screw

Get in the spooky mood with this dark, mysterious opera!

Our generous friends at Seattle Opera are offering a special deal for their current production of The Turn of the Screw: TeenTix Members can see this opera at the 2 for $10 price at either of the closing weekend performances: 

Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 27 @ 7:30 PM

What's 2 for $10? It's a special deal that allows a TeenTix Member to take another person of any age to an arts event for an additional $5. You get in for $5, and your parent/guardian/older sibling/older friend/teacher gets in for $5, too!...

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Comments (1)

Sounds great!!

By Jaydon on October 12, 2018 at 7:39 pm

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