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Benjamin Britten

The Turn of the Screw

The show considered by the jury of XI Jan Kiepura Theatre Music Awards the best show of 2016 in Poland. "The Turn of the Screw" was also awarded for the best direction and scenography.
Opera na Zamku
ok. 2 godz. 15 min (w tym jedna przerwa)
Main hall
Ticket price

40-85 zł

Benjamin Britten

The Turn of the Screw

The premiere

20 / 05 / 2016

The suspenseful opera thriller, based on the novella of Henry James is in the world canon among the most eminent opera masterpieces of the XX century. The action takes place in a house in Victorian England which is hiding dark secrets. A series of events and music, like a screw, pushes the audience deeper and deeper into the sense of insecurity and fear.

"It has definitely been the best show of this season (no, actually of many seasons!), which we had a chance to see, including the renowned stages."

"This opera is a horror as precise as the prose by Stephen King" 

"It really is an exquisite show. In all aspects."

"This chamber show is one of the best I have seen in Polish theatres this season." 

"The Turn of the Screw in Szczecin is a very good show. The beautiful, yet at the same time mysterious and troubling music of Britten, stays with you for a long time." 

Projekt plakatu: Lex Drewiński

About the show

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
The Turn of the Screw op. 54
Opera in two acts with a prologue
Libretto: by Myfanwy Piper based on the novella of Henry James
The original English language version with Polish subtitles
Libretto translated into Polish by Katarzyna Bieńkowska
The premiere: May 20, 2016 (the first Polish staging)

The premiere prepared with the support of Britten-Pears Foundation - Britten Award
The performances take place with the consent of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

Theatre staff
Music director Jerzy Wołosiuk
Direction Natalia Babińska
Scenography and costume design Martyna Kander
Light direction Maciej Igielski
Multimedia Ewa Krasucka
Stage movement Karol Urbański


Guwernantka Bożena Bujnicka

Jacob Bremer 

Flora Maria Kędzierska (2.03)
Antonina Kamińska (3.03)
Mrs Grose Olga Rusin
Peter Quint Pavlo Tolstoy
Miss Jessel Coline Dutilleul
Orchestra of the Opera at the Castle  
Conductor Jerzy Wołosiuk
Stage managments Katarzyna Berowska, Maria Malinowska-Przybyłowicz




Premiera przygotowana przy wsparciu Britten-Pears Foundation – Britten Award
Wykonania odbywają się za zgodą wydawnictwa Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.