Benjamin Britten’s ghost story in a Swedish castle

My second review for Seen and Heard International is of a production of Benjamin Britten’s haunting chamber opera The Turn of the Screw at Läckö Castle. As always, Simon Phipps, the conductor and artistic director for Läckö’s summer opera productions, has done very well:

Special praise must go to the orchestra, who provided excellent accompaniment for the singers and very atmospheric orchestral interludes. Läckö’s audience is not the typical opera crowd, being a bit younger and with a sizable proportion of curious locals and tourists among the diehard opera-lovers. Nevertheless they were all mesmerised by the whole experience, with hardly a movement or cough throughout the performance.

Read the full review here.

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