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Benjamin Britten’s haunting operatic version of Henry James’s famous novella The Turn of the Screw.

A young governess arrives at a remote country house to care for two children with only written instructions from their guardian, who advises not to disturb him. Before long a tapestry is woven of obsession, sexual awakening and the destruction of childhood. A narrative just ambivalent enough for us to project upon it our own fears.

Governess - Anna Leese
Prologue/Peter Quint - Jared Holt
Miss Jessel - Madeleine Pierard
Mrs Grose - Patricia Wright
Conductor - Holly Mathieson
Director - Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Set and Costume Designer - Tracy Grant Lord
Lighting Designer - Matthew Marshall

Orchestra Wellington.

The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten.
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, after a story by Henry James.
Published by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd.

A New Zealand Opera production.

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