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Turn of the Screw


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Benjamin Britten 's opera, based on Henry James 's story, with music performed by the City of London Sinfonia, showing as part of the Summer of Opera season. A governess takes charge of two children at a remote country house, but begins to see ghosts. When the apparitions - of a former governess and her valet lover - begin to affect the infants, she realises she must either leave or confront the spirits. A profile of Britten follows.
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper ; Producer Fiona Morris ; Director Katie Mitchell


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Myfanwy Piper
Producer: Fiona Morris
Director: Katie Mitchell
Quint: Mark Padmore (tenor)
The Governess: Lisa Milne (soprano)
Mrs Grose: Diana Montague (soprano)
Miss Jessel: Catrin Wyn Davies (soprano)
Miles: Nicholas Kirby Johnson (treble)
Flora: Caroline Wise (soprano)

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