‘The Turn of the Screw’, Benjamin Britten, in Arts

The Turn of the Screw

The Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía It delves into the phantasmagoric world of 'The Turn of the Screw, from Benjamin Britten, which has released the 2 of June, at Martín y Soler Theatre. Davide Livermore, Mayor of Les Arts and responsible for the staging, Y Christopher Franklin, director musical, They presented the third and final new production of the season 2016-2017 The Arts, interpreting artists Centre Plácido Domingo.

The Turn of the Screw’, as he has explained Davide Livermore, It is "a masterpiece no quibble", it is not only interesting "for their courage in training interpreters Center", but also "for its appeal to bring new audiences to the opera".

"Britten is a key figure to show people that the opera speaks today: gender violence, child sexual abuse or debate on the death penalty ", Livermore points.

Based on the very famous horror novel by Henry James, 'The Turn of the Screw' is the haunting story of a nanny, one housekeeper and two orphans beset by ghosts in a world where ambiguity circulates everywhere.

“The Turn of the Screw – según Livermore- He speaks of a situation we see today constantly: The end of innocence. Nowadays, in the media, on the street, we find children imitate adult roles thus losing their childhood. In Britten we can see the damage that can be inflicted on a child who steals innocence ".

Benjamin Britten composed a score and theatrical desasosegante, with a theme and variations of this fifteen, for a chamber orchestra 13 musicians. The libretto was written by Myfanwy Piper. Commissioned by the Venice Biennale, the premiere of 'The Turn of the Screw' took place at the Teatro La Fenice the 14 September 1954.

Christopher Franklin returns to Les Arts recognized after debut last season with 'Café Kafka', from Francisco Coll, and 'Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher', Honegger. Says the American director, "Benjamin Britten is a very distinctive composer, only hear two measures need to recognize one of his works ".

'The Turn of the Screw' means, in the words of the master- "A challenge". "We have young singers, with very beautiful voices, They are singing for the first time Britten. The goal is English and learn to sing in English with difficult rhythms, complicated melodies and entrances to learn. The challenge is not only musical because it is a work of strong dramaturgy ".

In this sense, Davide Livermore has stressed the great value of the singers of the Center Plácido Domingo to sing and interpret a work that addresses "a delicate and dangerous issue like sexual abuse of children", evidence that "the tremendous talent and professionalism" of the artists of the eighth promotion of this project.

Singers Center Rita Marques Y Karen Gardeazabal (governess), Giorgia Rotolo Y Olga Zharikova (Flora), Anna Bychkova Y Nozomi Kato (Mrs. Grose), Andrés Sulbarán Y Gustavo Adolfo Palomo (Peter Quint), Marianna Map (Miss Jessel) along with the children's choir of Trinity School Jeremie de Rijk Y William Hardy (Miles) make up the cast.

Les Arts presents an assembly which has been fully carried out by the crew of operatic center, with scenery Manuel Zuriaga, wardrobe Mariana Fracasso, lighting Nadia García Y Antonio Castro, videocreation Miguel Bosch and choreography Fátima Sanlés.

Britten's opera will be performed at the Teatre Martín i Soler day 2, 4 Y 10 of June, with a didactic function day 6. Localities have the only price 25 euros.