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RODERIC DUNNETT looks back at a
thumping good summer for opera festivals in Britain and Ireland

Part 5 - The Turn of the Screw


<< Continued from Part 4

Broomhill Opera, formerly based in Tunbridge Wells and Horsham, is now comfortably ensconced in the former Wilton's Victorian Music Hall, not far from the City of London's Tower Bridge. As their Beggar's Opera has already shown, Wilton's, opened in l858, is a marvellous venue, laden with atmosphere and well worth a visit in its own right. You confidently expect to find Dickensian characters lurking in the apses, Sickert sketching in the gallery and Leonard Sachs holding forth with gavel from a pulpit.

Jonathan Darbourne as Miles in the Broomhill Opera 2000 production of Britten's 'The Turn of the Screw'. Photo (c) 2000 Topham Picturepoint


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Copyright © 23 December 2000 Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK





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