Parlando: The COC Blog

5/18/2012

Post-Season Blues? Try Turn of the Screw

The Tales of Hoffmann has completed its run and there are only a handful of performances left of A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi and Semele. But when our season is over, there's still some more opera to see - and we recommend you check out this production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw, mounted by Against the Grain Theatre.

The Turn of the Screw is an unsettling ghost-story classic based on the novella by Henry James, with a Britten score that is by turns chilling and ravishing. The cast and creative team features lots of Ensemble Studio alums and COC favourites, including Joel Ivany (director), Christopher Mokrzewski (piano), Miriam Khalil (The Governess), Megan Latham (Mrs. Grose), Michael Barrett (Peter Quint), and Betty Allison (Miss Jessel). The performances will take place May 24 to 27 at the intimate Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse on the UofT campus.

You can buy tickets here. For a sampling of the music, check out this video from LA Opera:

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001