Opera North’s bringing Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw to the stage very soon. But its groundbreaking immersive trailer promises this will be no normal adaptation, but instead a spine-chilling opera that’s sure to give audiences a very unique theatrical experience.
The trailer uses cutting-edge digital technology to capture the atmosphere of Britten’s opera. It’s an exceptionally complex project using all kinds of cutting-edge techniques.
Jo Nockels, Head of Projects, Opera North, comments: “This was a truly exciting project to be involved in. Working with the incredible combination of the University of York’s Audiolab, Lusion and James Bulley has enabled us to push technology into new creative shapes, resulting in a trailer that draws out all the mystery and eerie beauty of Britten’s music in a brand new and immersive way. We hope that it piques the interest of new audiences to see the opera itself”.
The opera is based on the 1898 psychological horror story by Henry James. It’s spooky in nature, and is set to be even spookier when paired with haunting operatic song.
It opens at Leeds Grand Theatre on Saturay 15 February, before heading off on tour throughout the North. For more details, visit the Opera North website.
Photograph credited to Lusion