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The Turn of the Screw


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In 1954 a young boy made his stage debut - alongside the celebrated tenor Peter Pears - in a new opera by Benjamin Britten. The boy - David Hemmings - went on to become a famous actor and director and he now introduces this Scottish Opera production of the work that he appeared in 40 years ago.
This production, directed by David Leveaux and based on the Henry James ghost story, was recorded at Glasgow's
Tramway and stars Philip
Salmon, Anne Williams-King and Colin McLean. The
Orchestra of Scottish Opera is conducted by Timothy Lole. Producer Mike Newman


Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: David Hemmings
Directed By: David Leveaux
Lighting By: Alan Burrett
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Colin McLean.
Conducted By: Timothy Lole.
Producer: Mike Newman

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