The Turn of the Screw

Benjamin Britten


By permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited

Opera in a prologue and two acts

Libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based after the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James Sung in English with surtitles

First performed 14 September 1954, Teatro La Fenice, Venice

With the City of London Sinfonia

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London


Young Artists generously supported by Mrs Christine Collins Piano generously provided by Fiona and Andrew Brannon


Performances at 8.00pm on July 1, 3, 5, 9, 10 (The Christine Collins Young Artists performance), 12


Conductor Steuart Bedford

Director Annilese Miskimmon

Designer Leslie Travers

Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan

Répétiteur Elizabeth Rowe

Assistant Director Jonathan Newsome

Stage Manager Sofia Güntelberg

Deputy Stage Manager Rebecca Spiller

Assistant Stage Manager Emma Ryan

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager Claire Litton



The Governess Ellie Laugharne

Peter Quint Brenden Gunnell

Mrs Grose Anne Mason

Miss Jessel Elin Pritchard

The Prologue Robin Tritschler

Miles Dominic Lynch

Flora Rosie Lomas


For The Christine Collins Young Artists performance

Associate Conductor Harry Ogg

Associate Director Deborah Cohen

The Governess Fleur de Bray

Peter Quint Bradley Smith

Mrs Grose Anne Mason

Rehearsal Mrs Grose Fiona Mackay

Miss Jessel Emily Blanch

The Prologue Nick Pritchard

Répétiteur Philip Voldman


Children courtesy of Capital Arts Children’s Choir:

Jack Hagan, Seattle Yangoue, Xander Russell, Freddie Hunter, George El-Khoury, Danny Eason, Milo Wahla, Kasper Doig