Based on Henry James’ fabulously creepy novella, Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century operatic masterpiece The Turn of the Screw is incisive,
evocative, spare, and profoundly mysterious. Hired to tutor two children living at a great estate deep in the English countryside, a governess is strongly warned never to ask help of her employer and to rely solely on the housekeeper, but she soon discovers there are more people inhabiting the estate than she was aware. Who are these mysterious residents and what exactly is their relationship with the children? This new production by renowned American director Stephen Wadsworth (Met, La Scala, Vienna State Opera, London’s Royal Opera) stars two new young virtuosos from our Juilliard collaboration, sopranos Christine Taylor Price and Felicia Moore. Performed with the Columbus Symphony. Sung in English.



Director, Stephen Wadsworth
Conductor, Steven Osgood
Costume Designer, Anita Yavich
Lighting Designer, Cameron Motok
Set Designer, Charlie Corcorani


Governess, Christine Taylor Price
Mrs. Grose, Felicia More
Miss Jessel, Emalie Savoy
Peter Quint, Miles Mykkanen
Miles, Liam McCarthy
Flora, Elizabeth Blanquera



PREMIERE DATE: Sept 29, 2017
VENUE: Southern Theatre


Orchestra: 16



Timing is just right

“Maybe you won’t believe in ghosts after seeing this show, but you will believe in the enduring strangeness of Britten’s music, the talent of the show’s cast and the boldness of Opera Columbus in choosing this challenging opera to launch its season."

— Columbus Dispatch


“It's fun for the audience member to put their own creativity into it.”


— Columbus Dispatch

Creepy and riveting

“For a creepy and riveting experience in the theater, you can't do better than Opera Columbus' new production of The Turn of the Screw. 



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