Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

The Turn of the Screw (1954)

Opéra en un prologue et deux actes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1954
    • Duration : 1 h 41 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 54
    • Dedication : 'This opera was written for, and is dedicated to, those members of the English Opera Group who took part in the first performance'
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Myfanwy Piper d’après Henry James

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 sopranochild voice, 3 solo sopranos, 1 solo mezzo-soprano [ou soprano] , 2 solo tenors
  • 1 flute (also 1 piccolo, 1 bass flute), 1 oboe (also 1 English horn), 1 clarinet (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 percussionist, 1 harp, 1 piano (also 1 celesta), 1 violin, 1 second violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 14 September 1954
    Location :

    Biennale de Venise, Teatro La Fenice


    Performers :

    English Opera Group, direction : Benjamin Britten, mise en scène : Basil Coleman.

Observations

Enregistrement :
Peter Pears, Jennifer Vyvyan, Arda Mandikian, David Hemmings, Oliver Dyer, Joan Cross, English Opera Group Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Cd Decca 425 6722.