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The Turn of the Screw

Presented by IlluminArts and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

October 28 & 31, 2021 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Audiences saw Vizcaya in a new light as IlluminArts presented Benjamin Britten’s gothic masterpiece, The Turn of the Screw. The courtyard of Vizcaya's Main House was transformed in this unique multimedia experience that drew the audience into the opera’s chilling plot.


The chamber opera The Turn of the Screw tells the ghostly story of an old mansion with expansive gardens and the secrets behind the lives lived there. Designed and directed by Laine Rettmer, this site-specific production weaved together live video, projections and historical photographs that intertwined the opera’s plot with the intrigue of the lives lived at Vizcaya.

Prologue/Peter Quint Karim Sulayman
The Governess Christine Lyons
Miles Elijah McCormack
Flora Jaye Simmons
Mrs. Grose Michelle Trainor
Miss Jessel Katherine Pracht
Servants Annelise Abrams, Ross Chuchla, Christina Infusino-Hutcheson, Janet Raskin



Director Laine Rettmer
Conductor Joshua Gersen
Assistant Conductor Jeremy Reger
Stage Manager Naomi Zapata
Video Designer Stephen St. Francis Decky
Videographer Paulina Jurzec
Costume Designer Pangea Kali Virga
Lighting Designer Julia LaVault
Sound Engineer Cody Engstrom
Hair/Makeup Designer Autumn Suna

Special thanks to our presenting partner:

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