OperaGlass Works films their production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, conducted by John Wilson.
The Turn of the Screw
Glyndebourne’s wartime history as a home for evacuee children is the ingenious context for a new production of this unclassifiable entertainment in which low comedy and high tragedy compete for our attention, ‘borne aloft by Strauss’s divine music and Hofmannsthal’s visionary poetry’. At the centre of this production from Katharina Thoma is the noble, tragic figure of the abandoned Ariadne herself, in a haunting performance from Soile Isokoski, ‘with brilliant support from the pit’ (The Independent).
Thomas Allen (Music Master), Soile Isokoski (Ariadne), (Composer), Laura Claycomb (Zerbinetta), Dmitri Vargin (Harlequin), Sergey Skorokhodov (Bacchus), James Kryshak (Scaramuccio), (Director)