The Turn of the Screw
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Boston Lyric Opera presents a new multi-media production of Britten’s haunting classic to launch the Company’s new Opera Annex: a fourth production designed for a found space outside the traditional theatre.
February 3, 5, 6, 2010
All performances 7:30pm. Approximate length is 2 hours 30 minutes, with one 20 minute intermission.
SPECIAL LOCATION! The Park Plaza Castle ,
130 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
New BLO production made possible by the generous supporters of the BLO Vision Fund and the NEA
Sung in English
||Aidan Gent* (Feb. 3, 6)
Ryan Williams* (Feb. 1, 5)
PRODUCTION PHOTOS – Please credit Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera ©2010
All scenery and costumes were created for BLO’s new production.
Mrs. Gross (mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle) gives the Governess (soprano Emily Pulley) a disturbing letter from Miles's school
The Governess (soprano Emily Pulley) enjoys a tranquil evening on the grounds of Bly, her new home
Flora (soprano Kathryn Skemp) seeks attention during a Latin lesson
Flora (soprano Kathryn Skemp) and the Governess (soprano Emily Pulley) visit a lake on the grounds of Bly while Miles (treble Alden Gent) and Quint (tenor Vale Rideout) play behind the scenes
Mrs. Gross (mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle) frets while Miss Jessel (soprano Rebecca Nash) and Quint (tenor Vale Rideout) indulge Flora (soprano Kathryn Skemp) and Miles (treble Aiden Gent) behind the scenes
Quint (tenor Vale Rideout) and Miss Jessel (soprano Rebecca Nash) discuss their influence over the innocent children Flora and Miles
Flora (soprano Kathryn Skemp) and Miles (treble Aidan Gent) say their prayers while Quint (tenor Vale Rideout) and Miss Jessel (soprano Rebecca Nash) have an intimate moment behind the scenes
The Governess (soprano Emily Pulley) and Mrs. Gross (mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle) share a moment while Flora and Miles are preoccupied with their own interests
The Governess (soprano Emily Pulley) tries to break the hold that Quint (tenor Vale Rideout) has over Miles (treble Ryan Williams)
The Cast In Order of Vocal Appearance
With Chamber Ensemble from BLO’s Orchestra.
* BLO Debut
The Castle at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
A view of the space for BLO’s Opera Annex production. This is the inside of The Castle, facing what will be the stage area.
An outside view of The Castle at Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
This is a model of what the inside of The Castle will look like for the performance. Beneath the clock is a video screen that will show a live feed of performers in the basement. It is intended to offer a different perspective on the story being told on stage.
An aerial view of the Opera Annex’s space. On the right you can see where the orchestra will be placed in the center of the stage. The audience will sit on the risers in the middle.
Please credit set models to Set Designer Andrew Lieberman for BLO.
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