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The Turn of the Screw


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From the Barbican Theatre,
London. Deborah Warner's new Royal Opera production of Britten's opera based on a story by Henry James , in which the ghosts of Peter Quint and Miss Jessel try to claim the souls of Miles and Flora, the children of the haunted house of Bly.
Soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Colin Davis
8.40 Turning a Ghost Story into Opera Tom Rosenthal examines the novella by Henry James on which
Benjamin Britten based his opera and investigates the differences between the two versions and the process by which a ghost story became a ghost opera.
9.00 Act 2


Story By: Henry James
Unknown: Peter Quint
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Tom Rosenthal
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Governess: Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Miss Jessel: Vivien Tierney (soprano)
Mrs Grose: Jane Henschel (contralto)
Peter Quint: Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Hora: Pippa Woodrow (girl Soprano)
Miles: Edward Burrowes (treble)

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The Turn of the Screw

BBC Radio 3, 11 October 1997 19.40

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