LA Opera's The Turn of the Screw: Benjamin Britten's Adaptation of Classic Ghost Story
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Dance company Diavolo has developed a reputation for their athletic, acrobatic, dramatic movement on larger-than-life, surrealistic sets and structures. These internationally renowned performers are more than just dancers -- they're gymnasts, actors and athletes who rely on teamwork as well as skill. Under the guidance of artistic director Jacques Heim, they investigate the relationship between humans and the architectural environment and the ways in which these urban structures affect us socially, emotionally and physically. Spoken word artist Steve Connell brings voice to the ideas presented by Diavolo. This pre-sale offer gives you access to some of the best seats before tickets go on sale to the general public. Learn More
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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.