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New York City Opera's The Turn of the Screw

Feb 24—Mar 2, 2013
RUN TIME: 2hrs 12min with intermission
LANGUAGE: Performed in English
ADD-ON PRICE:  Starts at $25
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  Starts at $25
This engagement may be added to a BAM season ticket package (of four or more events) at a 10% discount. 
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Sunday February 24, 2013
Performances no longer available.
New York City Opera

Composed by Benjamin Britten
Directed by Sam Buntrock
Conducted by Jayce Ogren

New York City Opera marks British composer Benjamin Britten’s centennial with a new production of his contemporary 1954 chamber opera, set in the early 1980s and directed by Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George, Broadway). Based on a ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of the Screw is described by Buntrock as a contemporary horror story in which “chilling events unravel a mysterious building’s terrifying past, pushing the boundaries between sanity and the supernatural.”

Tenor Dominic Armstrong (A Quiet Place, New York City Opera) lends his "lustrous, sweet voice" (The Washington Post) to the role of Peter Quint; Flora is sung by soprano Lauren Worsham (Candide, New York City Opera; Dog Days, VOX/New York City Opera); and the "lustrous" (The Wall Street Journal) soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper both make their New York City Opera debut as Mrs. Grose and Miss Jessel, respectively.

Dominic Armstrong (Prologue / Peter Quint)
Sara Jakubiak (Governess)
Lauren Worsham (Flora)
Sharmay Musacchio* (Mrs. Grose)
Jennifer Goode Cooper* (Miss Jessel)

*New York City Opera debut

Sets and Costumes by David Farley
Lighting by David Weiner

This rental event is not presented by BAM. Regular BAM house and ticketing policies may not apply. 

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