New production of Britten's Turn of the Screw started at Opera North this week - Leeds first, then touring. Here's Rupert Christiansen in the Telegraph. He says "I don´t think that I have ever seen this masterpiece emerge more powerfully or disturbingly than it does in this electrifying new Opera North production. In terms of musical execution, it is of the highest distinction, but it is Alessandro Talevi´s staging that grabs one´s attention." ....."Talevi´s interpretation poses many questions but offers no answers. Subtle, suggestive and rigorously rehearsed, it keeps us guessing and imagining. I found it absolutely enthralling."
No surprise to anyone who's been following Talevi and his team over the years. Extremely original, imaginative, inspired by the music and the performers: always fresh insights and stimulating ideas. Exactly the kind of creativity that's needed to rejuvenate productions in big houses. ENO should pay attention! There's plenty on this site about Talevi and Independent Opera, right back to their fantastic Orlando at Sadler's Wells a few years ago. Read about their wonderful Pelléas et Mélisande HERE. There is real talent in this tiny company, it deserves support. Use the labels at right to read more.