Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

The Turn of the Screw opens the English opera season of the Teatro Colón of Bogotá

Vuelta de tuerca © Teatro Colón de Bogotá

Within the framework of the new English opera season of the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, the Colombian interpretation of the contemporary classic The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten is presented on September 7 and 8 , in two unique functions. 

In September arrives on the stage of the Teatro Colón of Bogotá the opera The Turn of the Screw of Britten, under the scenic direction of Ramiro Gutiérrez Castro and the orchestral direction of Guerrasim Voronkov, conducting the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, together with the participation of the lyric singers Amalia Avilá, Ana Mora, Cristian Correa, Gabriela Ruíz, Paola Medina and Tomás Rubio.
It is based on the homonymous novel by Henry James, where Britten takes refuge in the characters, several ghosts of them, to present a play with a current theme child abuse and adult sexuality. 
“Both the work and the music, where the conception of this scenic setting begins, aims to reflect the universe of fears, desires, more hidden fantasies and the personal ghosts of the human being, raw material of the fundamental questions of our existence and our death, a possible response to the concerns of the soul ”said the scenic director of the opera The Turn of the Screw, Ramiro Gutiérrez.

Vuelta de tuerca © Teatro Colón de Bogotá

It is a work that is timeless, since it will give way to ambiguity; This will make the viewer forge an opinion of their own. The treatment of space as a shady, deep, dark and dark place gives the necessary nuances to generate that personal opinion to the viewer.
The assembly is composed of two large mobile walls that will reveal open and closed spaces dynamically to impact the viewer with an expressionist style in lights and use of colors. The use of disproportionate shadows will star in the scenario as these are the ones that lurk the performers, as it is the manifestation of their dark sides.
The opera The Turn of the Screw will have performances on September 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm The ticket office costs between $ 30,000 – $ 60,000 and can be obtained through, in TuBoleta points nationwide and in the box office of the Teatro Colón.

Related stories

Lyrical Gala of Young Talents from the Reina Sofía Superior School of Music at the Teatro Mayor