The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw
Benjamin Britten
New Production

Menacing ghosts shatter the peaceful harmony in a picturesque British manor where two children try to come to terms with growing up. Britten's mesmerizing opera is based on a novella by Henry James.

A conversation with the conductor David Stern:

Synopsis

Libretto: Myfanwy Piper after the novella by Henry James

Conductor David Stern             12.2, 13.2, 15.2, 16.2, 17.2, 18.2, 21.2 
Ethan Schmeisser   22.2
Director Alessandro Talevi
Set & Costume Designer     Madeleine Boyd
Lighting Designer Matthew Haskins

Soloists

Governess                          
Sinead Mulhern       12.2, 15.2, 17.2, 21.2 
Noa Danon              13.2, 16.2, 18.2, 22.2

 

Prologue/Quint Robert Mcpherson   12.2, 15.2, 17.2, 21.2
Michael Bennet       13.2, 16.2, 18.2, 22.2
Mrs. Grose Julie Mellor              12.2, 13.2, 21.2, 22.2
Na'ama Goldman     15.2, 16.2, 17.2, 18.2
Miss Jessel Edit Zamir               12.2, 13.2, 17.2, 18.2
Anastasia Klevan     15.2, 16.2, 21.2, 22.2
Flora Shira Patchornik      12.2, 15.2, 17.2, 21.2
Yarden Sussholz     13.2, 16.2, 18.2, 22.2
Miles Harry Oakes            12.2, 15.2, 17.2, 21.2
Dominic Williams     13.2, 16.2, 18.2, 22.2 

The Opera Orchestra – The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion
English & Hebrew Surtitles Translation: Israel Ouval 
Production of Opera North, Great Britain
A 30 minute  pre performance lecture (in Hebrew) takes place at the auditrium before every performance, Admission free for ticket holders for the performance.

Day Date Hour back stage tours Opera Talkback
TUES *12.2.13      20:00           
WED 13.2.13 20:00 After the show
FRI 15.2.13 13:00
SAT 16.2.13 20:00 After the show
SUN 17.2.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
MON 18.2.13 20:00 18:45
THURS 21.2.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
FRI 22.2.13 13:00

TOWARDS OPENING: SAT 11:00 9.2.13
*Première Performance

Prologue

The Prologue introduces the story of a Governess who is entrusted with the care of two children by their guardian and uncle. He gives her strict instructions that she is to take full responsibility for them and not to make any further contact with him.

Act One

The Journey
The Governess travels to Bly, the country house where she is to take up her new position.

The Welcome
She is greeted by the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose, and the two children, Miles and Flora.

The Letter
The Governess receives a letter from Miles’s school, stating that he has been expelled and will not be welcome back. Convinced that Miles is innocent, she resolves to dismiss the letter and do nothing further about it.

The Tower
Feeling more and more at home with the children at Blythe, the Governess is alarmed when she catches sight of a strange man.

The Window
The children play together. As they run off, the Governess again sees the man, staring at her through a window. When she describes him to Mrs. Grose, the housekeeper tells her that he is Peter Quint, valet to the children’s guardian, who was killed in a fall the previous winter.

The Lesson
Miles has a precocious grasp of Latin, but Flora prefers to study History.

The Lake
While Flora plays, the Governess becomes convinced that both she and her charge can see an apparition of the previous governess, Miss Jessel.

At Night
The children are discovered out of their beds in the middle of the night.

Act Two

Colloquy and Soliloquy
The Governess is tortured by Quint’s and Miss Jessel’s claims on the children.

The Bells
Mrs.Grose, the governess, Miles and Flora are going to church. Miles asks when he will return to school.

Miss Jessel
The Governess comes across Miss Jessel in the schoolroom.

The Bedroom
The Governess tells Miles that she has written to his Guardian.

Quint
Miles is tempted to steal the Governess’s letter before it can be sent.

The Piano
Mrs. Grose and the Governess are enchanted by Miles’ performance until they realize that Flora has disappeared.

Flora
At the lake, Flora becomes hysterical and accuses the Governess of cruelty.

Miles
Mrs. Grose takes Flora away. Left alone with Miles, the Governess challenges Quint for the last time as the boy collapses in her arms.

Day Date Hour back stage tours Opera Talkback
TUES *12.2.13      20:00           
WED 13.2.13 20:00 After the show
FRI 15.2.13 13:00
SAT 16.2.13 20:00 After the show
SUN 17.2.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
MON 18.2.13 20:00 18:45
THURS 21.2.13 20:00 18:45 After the show
FRI 22.2.13 13:00

TOWARDS OPENING: SAT 11:00 9.2.13
*Première Performance

 

A 30 minute pre-performance lecture (in hebrew) takes place at the auditorium one hour before each performance.

SAT 11:00 9.2.13

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