Dallas Opera presents The Turn of the Screw
Dallas Opera presents The Turn of the Screw, a dark and gripping 19th century tale based on the atmospheric novel by Henry James.
A governess is hired to care for two children at Bly, an English country house. The position, which initially seemed promising, soon turns puzzling when the governess sees what she believes to be a ghost. The housekeeper reveals a sordid series of events involving two former employees, now dead, who may have had inappropriate relationships with the children. The children themselves, Miles and Flora, display bizarre and often troubling behavior. The ghosts torment the children and the governess to such an extreme that she must decide whether to leave Bly House or stay in order to protect the children. Principal Guest Conductor Nicole Paiement conducts Britten’s enthralling 20th century score, mixing tonality and dissonance with the recurrent use of a 12-note theme.