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Video on demand: The Turn of the Screw

Watch online on www.lamonnaie.beLa Monnaie | De MuntRecorded at La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall, Brussels, Belgium
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On demand until Tuesday 10 August 2021 23:59
Performers
La Monnaie | De Munt
Ben GlassbergConductor
Andrea BrethDirector
Raimund Orfeo VoigtSet Designer
Carla TetiCostume Designer
Alexander KoppelmannLighting Designer
Klaus BertischDramaturgy
Sally MatthewsSopranoGoverness
Julian HubbardTenorPeter Quint
Ed LyonTenorThe Prologue
Katharina BierweilerSopranoFlora
Carole WilsonMezzo-sopranoMrs Grose
Giselle AllenSopranoMiss Jessel
Henri de BeauffortBoy sopranoMiles
La Monnaie Chamber Orchestra

"The ceremony of innocence is drowned." - W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming

Nothing is what it seems in Bly, an old English country house. When a new governess arrives, the children entrusted to her care seem to receive visits from the ghosts of the previous governess and her libertine lover. Events become ever more disturbing; the questions become ever more uncomfortable: what horrors occurred here before her arrival? Are the children innocent or not? Do you really see what you see?

Based on an intriguing ghost story by Henry JamesBenjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw is a psychological thriller in chamber opera format. The work’s layered and emotionally charged nature is an ideal fit for the director Andrea Breth. Together with the British conductor Ben Glassberg, she turns the screw of your imagination until the tension becomes unbearable.

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