Before we dive into The Flying Dutchman, here’s a look at what the critics are saying about our new production of The Turn of the Screw, which had a four performance run in The Playhouse this past weekend…
“Richly theatrical…Gorgeous set and lighting designs make the story come alive while grounding it in fantasy.” –The Capital Times
“It was brave and ambitious of the Madison Opera to choose Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw for its mid-season production…In all, an absorbing production of a thought-provoking opera.” –The Isthmus
“…the company knows how to mount a big production on a small stage…[they] pulled it off brilliantly…My advice if you don’t have tickets: Find a scalper.” –Channel 3000
“That intimacy [of the Playhouse] amplifies fine performances and it was a pleasure to watch the singers practice their craft so near. Anyone with a heart will thrill to soprano Caroline Worra…Her performance as the Governess is exhilarating.” –Dane101.com
“…ghostly projections on the gauze-like screens sometimes slowed down the action to an otherworldly effect. It was powerful and original use of visual imagery…” –The Well-Tempered Ear
Thank you to our incredible cast and creative team–audiences won’t soon forget this powerful production!
All photos by James Gill.