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...
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