Classical Music

Seattle Opera’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’ is tense, spooky

Soraya Mafi (Flora) and Rafi Bellamy Plaice (Miles) in “The Turn of the Screw” at Seattle Opera.

For “The Turn of the Screw” to work, the opera company has to create a real sense of creepiness; Seattle Opera’s production succeeds, steadily building tension and a sense of uncertainty. Its spookiness will delight some fans but — warning — may turn off those sensitive to its central theme.

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