Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

Surprisingly Believable

Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw'
impresses MARIA NOCKIN

 

The Turn of the Screw is a mid-twentieth century chamber opera composed by Benjamin Britten to a libretto by Myfanwy Piper. Piper, who would later write the librettos for Owen Wingrave and Death in Venice for Britten, based her text on Henry James' 1898 novella of the same name. The Teatro La Fenice in Venice premièred Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw on 14 September 1954.

The work is formatted on the idea of a theme and the variations on it. There are sixteen scenes and each expands on the original story...

Copyright © 26 March 2011 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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BENJAMIN BRITTEN

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

PATRICIA RACETTE

PAUL BROWN

ANN MURRAY

JAMES CONLON

LOS ANGELES OPERA

CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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