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The Turn of the Screw

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McCaw Hall Seattle Center
Oct 13–27

$25-$314

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Recommended by Charles Mudede

In 1954, English composer Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) premiered his opera based on Henry James's ghost story The Turn of the Screw. Its music is darkly gorgeous, jolting, manic at times, and often outright scary. In key sequences involving the children in the story, the atonal sounds float like a ghost in a room of mirrors. Anyone familiar with the Portishead track “Cowboys” will already have a good sense of how this echo-stark opera sounds. Because the opera is as much about ghosts as sexual abuse of women and children, it provides new and important meanings for our #MeToo moment.

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McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109
206-684-7200
http://mccawhall.com

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  • Oct 13–27