The Turn of the Screw

By Benjamin Britten

Directed by Doug Scholz Carlson

enjamin Britten’s haunting chamber opera The Turn of the Screw brings Madison Opera into The Playhouse at Overture, where audiences will have the opportunity to experience this masterpiece in an intimate theatrical setting. Based on the Henry James novel of the same title, The Turn of the Screw tells the mysterious tale of a young governess and the two children under her watch on a remote country estate. Caroline Worra—called “a new soprano powerhouse” by The New Yorker—stars with Madison favorites Gregory Schmidt, Julia Faulkner and Jamie Van Eyck. Director Doug Scholz Carlson (The Tender Land, 2008) will create a new production to bring this classic ghost story to life. John DeMain conducts.

Produced by Madison Opera at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: January 28-31, 2010

Performance Times: Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $20, $50

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

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