FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 18, 2008
CONTACT: Julia Sheridan, 503-295-3508
“Would you like an aria with those fries?”
BROWN BAG SERIES
Britten’s THE TURN OF THE SCREW
with Rob Ainsley
Bring your lunch and join Portland Opera Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Robert Ainsley for an exploration of the music and history behind Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, complete with musical highlights.
A haunting ghost story that will put audiences on the edge of their seats, The Turn of the Screw marks the first Benjamin Britten opera to be presented on the Keller Auditorium stage. Based on a Henry James well-known tale, Britten’s opera is a modern masterpiece that preserves almost every detail of James’ story. It is an atmospheric, strange and powerful piece with intense, evocative music.
The Turn of the Screw opens February 6, 2009. For more information, visit www.portlandopera.org.
WHAT: Portland Opera’s “Would you like an aria with those fries?” lunchtime presentation. January topic:
Britten's THE TURN OF THE SCREW.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
WHEN: Noon – 1:00pm, Friday, January 2, 2009.
WHERE: Multnomah County Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave) in the U.S. Bank room.
These ongoing lunch presentations are held at Multnomah County Central Library from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on the First Friday of each month.
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