The Turn of the Screw

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Britten's operas have an interesting history at Glyndebourne beginning with the premiere of The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne (1946) with Kathleen Ferrier as Lucretia. Glyndebourne also premiered Albert Herring (1947) then 34 years of the Glyndebourne Festival elapsed until another of Britten's operas, A Midsummer Night's Dream, was staged in 1981. It took over 50 years to stage The Turn of the Screw, which after a touring production in 2006 transferred to the Festival in 2007, from where this recording is captured. Every role is beautifully cast through tenor William Burden, as both Prologue and Peter Quint, and Camilla Tilling as the convincing troubled Governess. Anne-Marie Owens is an

'The conducting of Edward Gardner is wonderfully alert and the playing by the LPO immaculate'. Daily Telegraph

'Britten's marvellous score was played with virtuosic musicianship by members of the London Philharmonic, and the conductor Edward Gardner showed... that he is set to become the next major Britten interpreter.' Sunday

Item number GFOCD 011-07
Barcode 878280000115
Release date 31/05/2011
Category CD
Label Glyndebourne
Media type CD
Number of units 2
Artists Tilling, Camilla
Sladdin, Christopher
Bell, Emma
Songi, Joanna
Owens, Marie
Burden, William
Composers Britten, Benjamin
Conductors Gardner, Edward
Orchestras London Philharmonic Orchestra
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