BRITTEN: Turn of the Screw

Glyndebourne production by Jonathan Kent

1 Blu-ray - FRA Musica FRA507
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Toby Spence, Miah Persson, Susan Bickley, Giselle Allen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa
original title: Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Blu-Ray)

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  • It is indeed ‘a curious story’, as the Prologue says. A remote English country house, an old and faithful housekeeper, two young orphan children and an eager new governess sent down from London to look after them. But all is not quite as it seems in the sheltered world of Bly. Spirits from the past increasingly encroach upon the realm of the living. And one question keeps worming its way into the governess’s mind: what exactly did happen between the children, their former governess and the deceased manservant, Peter Quint?
    Britten’s brilliantly scored, insidiously compelling adaptation of Henry James’s novella takes its themes of childish innocence and adult corruption, then twists and turns them to disturbing and ultimately devastating effect. Jonathan Kent’s eerily unsettling staging has been recorded at the Glyndebourne Festival conducted by Glyndebourne on Tour’s Music Director, Jakub Hrusa.
  • Toby Spence
    Miah Persson
    Susan Bickley
    Giselle Allen
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jakub Hrusa

    Prologue/Peter Quint: Toby Spence
    Governess: Miah Persson
    Mrs Grose: Susan Bickley
    Miss Jessel: Giselle Allen
    London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jakub Hrusa
  • 1 Blu-ray - 1h 51mn 0s
    upc/ean. 3770002003121
    ref. FRA507
    release date. 2012-10-22

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