State Opera South Australia has announced the remainder of its 2021 season. Following its one-off, semi-staged performance of Vosson 17 September, the company will stage a new production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screwand a revival of Lindy Hume’s The Barber of Seville. Teddy Tahu Rhodes will also perform in concert accompanied by Guy Noble.

Britten’s chilling, ghostly opera The Turn of the Screw is based on Henry James’ gothic novel about a young governess and the two young children she looks after in an English manor house, with terrifying secrets. The opera was last seen in Australia in 2005 when Opera Queensland staged it at the Conservatorium Theatre, with Roger Press directing Neil Armfield’s original Opera Australia production, which dates back to 1987. OA last staged it in 2002.

Stuart Maunder

Artistic Director Stuart Maunder will direct the production for State Opera South Australia. It will...