Dallas Opera Presents: Turn of the Screw


Past Event

Location Info:

The Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX  75201-2415
Based on Henry James’ eerie novella of the same name, The Turn of the Screw is an off-putting yet clever opera, poignant on account of its drama, surreal on account of its playful vision of death and dying. Haunting is not quite strong enough a word to describe The Turn of the Screw — its implications are large and reaching, its morals universal, its narrative heart-wrenching and severely human. Benjamin Britten’s subtly disorienting, often atonal music is right on cue, setting the atmosphere for a story concerned with ghosts, mortality and the complexity of familial relations. Its left-turn conclusion will leave you shaken for days. Lyrics are sung in English with English supertitles. Nicole Paiement conducts. Performances take place at the Winspear Opera House (2403 Flora St.) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19; and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, March 22 and 25. Tickets start at $19 at dallasopera.org


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