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The Turn of the Screw

Based on Henry James’s chilling novella, Britten‘s The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a governess, desperate to protect her children from evil as they experience strange encounters at a remote country house. As the story unfolds, the exact nature of evil is questioned as the young woman's fears bring her closer and closer to the uncanny.

Conducted by
Daniela Candillari, one of the opera world's most dynamic up-and-coming artists, Mannes Opera's The Turn of the Screw features two casts of students in a highly theatrical production that pushes at the boundary between what we know, and what is unseen.

Under the leadership of new Managing Artistic Director Emma Griffin, the Mannes Opera is deeply invested in exposing students to work that will challenge them musically, intellectually and artistically. Furthering a broad vision of what opera can be, the program challenges its young artists to sing extraordinary music and build richly detailed performances, preparing them to thrive within a 21st-century operatic landscape that is exploding with new forms and content.


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Show Information

Dates December 7th, 2018 at 7:30pm
December 8th, 2018 at 2:00pm
Ticket Price  General: $25
Students/Seniors: $10
Produced The Mannes Opera
Location Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Music Benjamin Britten
Libretto Myfanwy Piper
Music Director Daniela Candillari
Stage Director Kate Whoriskey
Conductor Joseph Colaneri


Congju Song, Clara Lisle, Hyemin Kim, Eun Chong Kang, Sydney Kucine, Daniela Camilleri, Jang Ho Lee, Cooper Kendall, Rachel Liss, Jihye Oh, Maggie Armand, Jihyun Choi, Courtney Sanders, Robert Kopf

Additional Information

Running Time 1 hours 45 minutes
Intermission No
Langauage This performance will be sung in English