Oct. 25-27, 2019
Britten's

The Turn of the Screw

Wave Hill

The Turn of the Screw

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper
Based on the novella by Henry James

presented on the grounds of

Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471-2899

A governess arrives at a remote country estate to care for two children. Alone and anxious, the Governess begins to feel that the grounds might be haunted and that the malevolent spirits are targeting the children in her charge.

Join On Site Opera on the breathtaking grounds of Wave Hill for an immersive production of Britten’s gothic masterpiece. The drama will unfold in several locations around the grounds, both indoors in the stately rooms of Wave Hill House and outdoors overlooking sweeping views of the Hudson River. Audiences will be asked to stand and walk intermittently for approximately the first 30 minutes of the production.

Co-produced with Wave Hill.

PERFORMANCE INFO

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 5:00pm

General admission – $75
All tickets include admission to the grounds of Wave Hill.
Tickets will go on sale July 22, 2019.

Running time: Approximately 2 1/2 hours with intermission
Language: English, with projected titles on the On Site Opera mobile app.

Photo: Jennifer Check as The Governess. Photo by Milestone Images.

Wave Hill Public Gardens, West 252nd Street, The Bronx, NY, USA

CO-PRODUCING PARTNER

Since its founding in 1965, Wave Hill has evolved as a unique urban oasis, world-class garden and vital resource. Located in the northwest Bronx overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades and owned by the City of New York, Wave Hill is a must-see for garden enthusiasts and anyone seeking a serene, beautiful place to relax. Wave Hill House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, dates back to the mid-19th century. Through our thoughtfully stewarded landscape, curated gardens and innovative arts, nature and environmental education programs, Wave Hill fosters meaningful connections between people and nature, providing truly unique experiences that inspire, ignite learning and promote an improved quality of life. www.wavehill.org

 


SUPPORT

This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

The Turn of the Screw is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

Additional production support generously provided by

SHELLEY & STEVEN EINHORN
JUDY & DAVID FLEISCHER
COREY KINGER
ELI & ELAINE MATTIOLI
SUSAN & GRAHAM McDONALD
MERRILL ROSE
KARA UNTERBERG

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