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Opera `Turn of the screw` (1954), op. 54 (Britten)

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Opera `Turn of the screw` (1954) op. 54


Opera in a prologue and two acts, op. 54
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997), after the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1843-1916)
First performance: 14 Sep 1954, Teatro La Fenice,...Read more
Opera in a prologue and two acts, op. 54
Libretto: Myfanwy Piper (1911-1997), after the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1843-1916)
First performance: 14 Sep 1954, Teatro La Fenice, Venice (EOG Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten; soloists: Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, David Hemmings, Olive Dyer, Joan Cross, Arda Mandikian)
Duration: 101.0`
Dedication: `This opera was written for and is affectionately dedicated to those members of the English Opera Group who took part in the first performance`

Movements:
Act I
Prologue
Theme
Scene 1 (the journey) the governess
Variation I
Scene 2 (the welcome) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora
Variation II
Scene 3 (the letter) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora
Variation III
Scene 4 (the tower) the governess, Quint
Variation IV
Scene 5 (the window) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora, Quint
Variation V
Scene 6 (the lesson) the governess, Miles, Flora
Variation VI
Scene 7 (the lake) the governess, Miles, Flora, Miss Jessel
Variation VII
Scene 8 (at night) all

Act II
Variation VIII
Scene 1 (colloquy and soliloguy) Quint, Miss Jessel, the governess
Variation IX
Scene 2 (the bells) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora
Variation X
Scene 3 (Miss Jessel) the governess, Miss Jessel
Variation XI
Scene 4 (the bedroom) the governess, Miles, Quint
Variation XII
Scene 5 (Quint) Miles, Quint
Variation XIII
Scene 6 (the piano) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora
Variation XIV
Scene 7 (Flora) the governess, Mrs Grose, Flora, Miss Jessel
Variation XV
Scene 8 (Miles) the governess, Mrs Grose, Miles, Flora, Quint

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Prologue - Peter Pears, Quint - Peter Pears, Governess - Jennifer Vyvyan, Miles - David Hemmings, Flora - Olive Dyer, Mrs.Grose - Joan Cross, Miss Jessel - Arda Mandikian
English Opera Group Orchestra. Conducted by Benjamin Britten. Decca 1955
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