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Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. The ceremony of innocence is drowned. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme A Victorian governess teaching. The Turn of the Screw is a disturbing work, a novelty in the opera world for being something of a horror story with genuine chills.

Pretty good going for an author who once turned down the opportunity to meet Richard Wagner, in April when both were in Posilipo, Italy, on the grounds that he didn’t speak German he had perhaps more substantial reasons he didn’t elucidate.

It was commissioned in for the Venice Biennale. The boy goes to the schoolroom, finds the letter, and takes it back to his room.


Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. But she is troubled by footsteps she has heard outside her door and cries in the night. Grose hints that Miss Jessel, too, had a relationship to the children that seemed inappropriately close.

She resolves to leave Bly House.

Turn of the Screw, Op. 54, BH Stage Works – Hal Leonard Online

When the woman gets there, she finds that the two children are not quite what The Governess hurries Flora home to safety.


To create a music list, please sign in. Returning to the house, the Governess finds Miss Jessel in the schoolroom bemoaning her fate. A fastidious nritten clerk battles chaos as he desperately hunts for the source of a loose end in his perfectly ordered world. After hiring her, he laid three stipulations on the Governess: Finally he cries out, ‘Peter Quint — you scres and dies.

Are you a beginner who started playing last month? She presses him to confess, whilst Quint savagely demands Miles not betray him. Suddenly, she spots a pale-faced man perched on a tower of the house. InEnglish Touring Opera presented the work throughout England [3] and three years later Glyndebourne Touring Opera toured the UK with their new production of the work before reviving it in at their summer festival, Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Retrieved 19 April A 20 year old woman, intelligent but volatile. Across the lake the Governess catches sight of a woman all in black, who disappears as mysteriously as she appeared. Mrs Grose suggests the Governess simply write to the guardian, which she unhappily declines. A weeping Governess cradles the dead child in her arms, singing aloud of her grief and wondering if she did the right thing after all.

Turn of the Screw, Op. 54, Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books – Hal Leonard Online

The horrified Governess realises that the woman is a ghost — the ghost of Miss Jessel, who has returned to claim Flora. Believing the ghosts might not yet have the upperhand, the Governess writes to the guardian.

Flora recites the names of the seas of the world, finishing with the Dead Sea. At the mention of his name, Quint’s ghost te and Miles falls dead on the floor. Close X Learn about MP3s. More recently “The Others” starring Nicole Kidman took yet another stab at reinventing similar themes, with a rather cunning twist added.


Thematically, the play gives a central role to a line borrowed from W.

Do you like the artist? Grose, vritten the children greet her. A fairly creepy boy of A male figure tells the audience of “a curious story, written in faded ink”: Britten adapted not just Screw but later also Owen Wingrave The Stratford Festival Story1st edition. Separately the Governess despairs at the evil she feels, unable to decide how to act. A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Henry James’s work has found a considerable afterlife in operatic treatments. David Hemmings sings Malo. The Governess sings about her wonderful position at the house brittdn the beautiful children she has in her care.

For the children’s music, Britten drew words and melody from a number of traditional British nursery rhymes, including Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son and Lavender’s Blue.

The next morning, Miles plays the piano for the Governess and Mrs. Confronting her – Jessel vanishes. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As a result, the most chilling scene in the opera, with Peter Quint appearing at the window, a terrifying moment in most opera or movie versions of the story, has no impact whatsoever.

Turn of the Screw, Op. Grose Soprano The housekeeper at Bly. The Turn of the Screw.