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.
Currently at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion:
- Full Price:
- $66.00 - $211.00
- Our Price:
- $53.00 - $127.00
Sex and sin have taken over the city of Alexandria, now ruled over by the lusty courtesan Thaïs, who spends her days pursuing sensual delights. Renowned tenor Plácido Domingo plays a pious monk determined to save the courtesan's soul and bring the city back to God. But as the sinner becomes a saint, the holy man falls victim to his own passion for Thaïs. This thrilling production from the Finnish National Opera has taken European opera houses by storm and now brings its intoxicating melodies and exotic colors to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, thanks to LA Opera. Performed in French with projected English translations, Thaïs will seduce you with its glittering costumes and sets and the passionate soprano of the incomparable Nino Machaidze, as Thaïs. 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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“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.