Apr 25-28, 2019

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw


“[Eklund Opera Director] Leigh Holman has achieved such heights in her tenure that it seems almost unthinkable that she could reach a new level of excellence.” ~Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera

Benjamin Britten’s 20th-century English chamber opera—replete with both tonality and dissonance—is something of a horror story, based on Henry James’ disturbing novella of the same name. A young governess is terrorized by suspicious apparitions in a classic tale of the end of innocence, the struggle between good and evil … and supernatural realms.

"The Turn of the Screw" is presented by the Eklund Opera Program. CU College of Music faculty and students are joined by guest artists on stage, and members of the CU Symphony fill the pit orchestra. With lavish scenery and spine-tingling musicianship in CU's intimate Music Theatre, join Eklund Opera for a show you will be talking about all year.

Performance dates and times: 

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.

Buying options: Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

Please note: This production explores themes of physical and sexual abuse.

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Leigh Holman

Stage Director

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Jeremy Reger

Music Director

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