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Work: The Turn of the Screw

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ComposerBritten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Period20th century
Year1954
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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The Return of the Screw: chilling Britten at Garsington Opera

Louisa Muller returns to revive her 2019 production, preserving the ambiguity – did the Governess see these things or imagine them? 
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The Turn of the Screw: Stuart Maunder directs powerful in Adelaide

A full-on production of Britten’s The Turn of The Screw produces richness and awe, with a magnificent cast and musical excitement from the baton of Britten scholar Paul Kildea.

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Portals into the surreal in La Monnaie's The Turn of the Screw

A highly satisfying level of polish in La Monnaie's stream in which one recognizes a precisely executed live performance at its core – one that would be thrilling to experience in person. 
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One good Turn: a triumph of Hanoverian Britten

Staatsoper Hannover’s new production of The Turn of the Screw packs a punch, both musically and dramatically.

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At Wilton’s Music Hall, a ghost light for Britten’s ghost story

When the pandemic struck and theatres were locked down, OperaGlass Works' staging of The Turn of the Screw was an early casualty. Creative thinking turned the production into a film, with London's oldest music hall the set. 
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