Based on the novella by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw offers suspense worthy of Hitchcock and is the perfect opportunity for stage director Olivier Bénézech, with whom the Clef des Chants produced Menotti’s Medium in 2007, to explore once again the mysteries of the paranormal. This time he is collaborating with the musical director Jean-Luc Tingaud and the Orchestre-Atelier OstinatO, a formidable wellspring of young instrumentalists on the threshold of what are sure to be major careers.
Opera in two acts and prologue by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976).
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper (based on the novella by Henry James)
Premiered in 1954 in Venice.
Production premiered in September 2011 at the Theâtre d’Arras, following a residence for the premier.
Conductor Jean-Luc Tingaud
Stage director Olivier Bénézech
Costumes Frédéric Olivier
Scenography Alain Lagarde
Lights Xavier Lauwers
Peter Quint David Curry The Narrator
Chantal Santon Jeffery The Governess
Rachel Calloway Mrs Grose
Liisa Viinanen Miss Jessel
Flora, Miles solistes of Le Chœur maîtrisien du Conservatoire de Wasquehal (conductor Pascale Diéval-Wils)
TU 13 DECEMBER 7:30 PM
Presentation of the libretto for ages 12-18.
Free admission without reservation, limited to availability of places, for ticket holders for the evening performance.
5/9/19/23/31 € & Tickets -18 years old (-20%) & Tickets "Family opera" Tuesday 13th
1h45 without intermission
Sung in English, overhead subtitles in French
Tu 13, session available in the Trio subscription for ages 12-18.
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 17 September at 9 am
Production La Clef des Chants/Région Nord-Pas de Calais -
Coproduction Le Théâtre d’Arras,“scene conventionné” for music and theatre, The Orchestre-Atelier OstinatO
With the support of the CAISSE DES DÉPÔTS ET CONSIGNATIONS