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Seattle Opera Podcast

Nov 30, 2018

Nitara Dandapani, a clinical social worker and youth mental health therapist with Childhaven, discusses THE TURN OF THE SCREW with Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean. Headquartered in Seattle, Childhaven heals children and families to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. Dandapani and Dean discuss the attachment issues of Miles and Flora, the history of trauma at Bly, and question many of the choices made in the story of the opera by the Governess. Musical examples from Seattle Opera’s recent production, conducted by Constantin Trinks and starring Elizabeth Caballero (the Governess), Maria Zifchak (Mrs. Grose), Forrest Wu (Miles), Soraya Mafi (Flora), and Ben Bliss (Peter Quint).