The Cathedral of All Saints Choir of Men and Boys is delighted to announce that chorister Oliver Nathanielsz, twelve, will make his debut with the Dallas Opera. Oliver will play the part of Miles in Benjamin Britten’s opera, The Turn of the Screw, in March 2017. The opera, which was first performed in 1954, centers around two children in the care of a Governess at Bly, an English country house in the middle of the nineteenth century. It is a dark and thrilling tale based on the novel by Henry James.
Oliver has been a chorister in The Choir of Men and Boys since 2012 and is in 8th Grade at Bethlehem Central Middle School. His talents both as a musician and actor have seen him perform as a vocal soloist with the Festival Choir of Albany, Berkshire Choral International and Albany Pro Musica, and in opera roles that include Harry in Albert Herring, a Benjamin Britten opera produced at Seagle Music Colony in 2013, and Plant Boy in the world premiere of The Witches of Venice at Opera Saratoga this past July. Oliver has also performed at Capital Repertory Theatre as Colin in The Secret Garden and Ralphie in A Christmas Story, the Musical.
Performances in Dallas run from March 17 to March 25, 2017. Oliver will be in residence in Dallas for the rehearsals and production. For more information, visit dallasopera.org/season/2016-2017/turn-of-the-screw.