Notes & Reviews:
Britten's operas have an interesting history at Glyndebourne beginning with the premieres of The Rape of Lucretia(1946) and Albert Herring (1947). In 2007, fifty years after its composition, Glyndebourne staged The Turn of the Screw. This recording was captured from that production.
Every role is beautifully cast through tenor William Burden as both Prologue and Peter Quint, Camilla Tilling as the troubled Governess, Anne-Marie Owens as the affable Mrs. Grose, Joanna Songi as a feisty Flora, Christopher Sladdin's hauntingly beautiful treble voice, and Emma Bell as the mentally fragmented Miss Jessel.
This recording is aided in no small part by conductor Edward Gardner whose intense understanding of the score is made all the more satisfying by the faultless playing of the ensemble from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Personnel: Camilla Tilling , Emma Bell , Joanna Songi (soprano); Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo soprano); William Burden (tenor).
Recording information: Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, England (08/2007).
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Works DetailsBritten, Benjamin : Turn of the Screw, chamber opera, Op. 54
- Conductor: Edward Gardner
- Running Time: 101 min. 37 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Written: 1954