Watch Lyric Theatre's Turn of the Screw
Michael Tilley, conductor
Dawn Harris, director
Lyric Theatre @ Illinois is very proud to release the video of Britten’s Turn of the Screw! Based on Henry James’ novel of the same name, The Turn of the Screw is a classic ghost story that touches on contemporary issues, including the loss of innocence amidst situations of anarchy. When premiered in 1954, the work’s disturbing nature was a novelty in the opera world, and it continues to be one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in English.