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Britten: The Turn Of The Screw / Opera Australia

Britten / Hannan / Stanhope
Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4378  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Anson AustinMargaret HaggartWendy DixonEilene Hannan
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Benjamin Britten's haunting adaptation of Henry James' classic ghost story about a governess put in charge of two mysteriously possessed orphaned children. The tension spirals throughout this masterpiece of psychological terror.

As the screw is tightened, the nerves of the governess are strained to breaking point.

“The set design by Elijah Moshinsky invokes the images of this nocturnal other-worldliness with sheer style…Indeed this production is a masterpiece of design and lighting.” -- The West Australian

“As the Governess, Eilene Hannan performed grippingly…The final scene, going from high drama to poignant grief, was arrestingly good.” -- The Australian

Featuring: Eilene Hannan,
Read more Margaret Haggart, Anson Austin, Wendy Dixon, The West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Format: NTSC
Picture: 4:3 full screen
Sound: Dolby 2.0
Language: English
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Works on This Recording

Turn of the Screw, Op. 54 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Anson Austin (Tenor), Margaret Haggart (Mezzo Soprano), Wendy Dixon (Voice),
Eilene Hannan (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Stanhope
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; England 

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