Benjamin Britten’s version of the Henry James story focuses on the drama of the original work and includes a score that explores tonality and dissonance in a Britten fashion. Libretto by Myfanwy Piper; performed in English with super-titles. Oberlin Opera Theater is known for artistic excellence and innovation. Whether a new version of an operatic classic, the world premiere of a modern voice, or a researched version of a unknown diamond in the rough, Oberlin Opera Theater often challenges operatic norms. Its productions have received the highest critical acclaim from local and national publications, earning positive reviews in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Plain Dealer.
Oberlin Opera Theater has long been associated with groundbreaking performances. Staging two major productions with orchestra each year, Oberlin Opera’s performances have received the highest critical acclaim, often challenging the operatic norm. Past conductors have included Robert Spano, Stephen Lord, Ward Holmquist, and Ari Pelto. The program has created some of the day’s most important stars, including Denyce Graves, Franco Farina, Christopher Robertson, Lisa Saffer, and Robert Sims.
Runs from March 7th to 11th.