UCI Opera and UCI Symphony: The Turn of the Screw

UCI Opera and UCI Symphony Present

The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten, composer
Myfanwy Piper, libretto
Adapted from the novel by Henry James
Darryl Taylor, artistic director
Andreas Mitisek, stage director
Geoffrey Pope, conductor
Yuliya Minina, assistant music director


May 11-12, 2024

Irvine Barclay Theatre

Experience the chilling suspense of The Turn of the Screw, a haunting two-act opera based on Henry James' classic novella. Opera at UCI’s production follows the enigmatic Governess as she confronts malevolent spirits in a grand estate, navigating a world where reality and the supernatural intertwine. Prepare for a captivating, unforgettable journey into psychological terror.

Approx. running time 2.5 hours

Generous support is provided by the Opera Guild and the Marjorie and Robert Rawlins Endowment Fund.

Evening: May 11 at 8 p.m.
Matinee: May 12 at 2 p.m.

General Admission: $21
Groups 10+: $18
Senior Age 62+: $18
UCI Faculty, Alumni, Staff, Emeriti and Retirees: $18
Arts Packages (3+ events): $16
Students & Youth Age 17/Below: $8

   Discounted Advance Pre-Paid Parking Permits
Reserve at least the day before the event.

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Performance Program

May 11, 2024 - 8:00pm
May 12, 2024 - 2:00pm