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The Turn of the Screw

 16 July 2012 at 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm 

The Turn of the Screw

Buxton Festival
3 The Square, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AZ
United Kingdom
01298 70395

NI Opera

Opera in a prologue and two acts.

Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after the story by Henry James, sung in English
Based on Henry Jamesís classic ghost story, Benjamin Brittenís masterpiece is a compact and chilling tale of the supernatural.

When an eager young governess is sent from London to look after two orphaned children in a remote English country house, she quickly discovers that the apparent idyll is not as it seems. Mystery envelops the house as sinister spirits from the past return to reveal a terrible secret of innocence lost, and we begin to wonder who is really possessed, the naÔve young governess or the two strange children in her care?

This tense and compelling tale, combined with a scintillating score of radiant and haunting music, creates one of the twentieth centuryís greatest and most gripping operas.

NI Opera, an ambitious and imaginative new company, has assembled a wonderful cast for this new production including Fiona Murphy, Andrew Tortise, Giselle Allen and Yvonne Howard.

Benjamin Britten : The Turn of the Screw

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