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Opera on 3


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Based on Henry James 's 1898 ghost story, Britten's disturbing 1954 chamber opera
The Turn of the Screw explores themes of sexual repression and the corruption of innocence.
Charles Mackerras , who knew and worked closely with Britten, conducts David McVicar 's English
National Opera production, live from London's Coliseum. Presented by Martin Handley. Britten The Turn of the Screw
Members of the Orchestra of English National Opera, conductor Charles Mackerras
At 7.25 Martin Handley and documentary-maker and author John Bridcut explore the themes and composition of the opera, and Valentine Cunningham discusses Henry James 's novella. At 7.45 Act 2
RT DIRECT: Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2 CDs), featuring Phyllis Cannan , Eileen Hulse , Philip Langridge , Felicity Lott , Sam Pay and the Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble conducted by Steuart Bedford, is available for £10.99 inc p&p. Send cheque payable to Selections, to: [address removed], or ring [number removed] (national rate) quoting B46-L102


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: David McVicar
Presented By: Martin Handley.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Martin Handley
Unknown: John Bridcut
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Phyllis Cannan
Unknown: Eileen Hulse
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Sam Pay
Peter Quint: Michael Colvin (tenor)
Governess: Rebecca Evans (soprano)
Mrs Grose: Anne Murray (mezzo
Miss Jessel: Cheryl Barker (soprano)
Miles: Charlie Manton (treble)
Flora: Nazan Fikret (soprano)

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