Opera Baltimore to Present Britten’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’

By Afton Wooten

Opera Baltimore is set to present a semi-staged concert version of  Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw.”

Soprano Colleen Daly leads the cast as the Governess. Tenor Norman Shankle takes on the roles of Quint and the Prologue. Singing the role of Mrs. Grose is mezzo-soprano Annie Chester in her Opera Baltimore mainstage debut.  Soprano Robin Steitz performs the role of Flora and soprano Amanda Sheriff sings Mrs. Jessel. Miles will be sung by seventh-grader Brynn Blair making her operatic debut.

The cast is conducted by Michael Sakir and joined by pianist Joy Schreier and director Catrin Davies.

The two performances will be held on Nov. 18  at 7:30 pm and Nov. 20 at 3 pm. Both take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Engineers Club.

Preceding the shows will be a free four-part online lecture series by Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Aaron Ziegel.