LA Opera's The Turn of the Screw: Benjamin Britten's Adaptation of Classic Ghost Story
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The last date listed for The Turn of the Screw was Friday March 25, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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A scandal when it first debuted, Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata went on to become the composer's most popular opera. Featuring some of the world's best known arias, this bittersweet love story is a glorious depiction of the opulent Roaring '20s. La Traviata tells the grand story of the beautiful, pleasure-loving but frail Violetta Valéry, who unexpectedly finds true love with a younger man, resulting in tragic consequences. One of opera's greatest romances, La Traviata returns in Marta Domingo's dazzlingly updated art deco-inspired production. Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera's favorite leading ladies, returns as Violetta, with Arturo Chacón-Cruz as her handsome Alfredo. The incomparable Plácido Domingo returns in one of his newest signature roles, as a father determined to do the right thing. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Marlene
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Pre-theater lecture is strongly recommended! Conlon directed
a very capable group of musicians and singers, and even though
the story is complicated and asks more questions then it answers, it
is an interesting evening at the opera. If you are expecting great arias and "classical" opera; this is not it! If you want something that is a bit of a challenge, you will enjoy it.
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This is drama at its finest. Turn of the Screw is (in my opinion) one of Britten's most accessible operas. The music is beautiful and involving and the story unfolds quickly with powerful climaxes. Boheme moves one to tears. Turn of the Screw...continued
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“Mesmerizing…a truly remarkable cast.” —Variety
“Compelling theater…” —Los Angeles Times
“Fascinating staging…such a great cast.” —Out West Arts
“Exemplary in every element…” —Pasadena Star-News
“Patricia Racette is electrifying.” —Concerto Net
James Conlon conducts Britten’s mesmerizing score that brings an unforgettable Henry James classic to the opera stage in a compelling production that perfectly captures the work’s supernatural atmosphere. Soprano Patricia Racette makes her role debut as the Governess, determined to protect two small children from menacing spirits. Tenor William Burden and mezzo-soprano Ann Murray makes their Company debuts, respectively as the ghostly Peter Quint and the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose.