15 Aug 2011

The Turn of the Screw, Glyndebourne, UK


By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 15 August 2011]

Only two years remain until Benjamin Britten’s centenary in 2013. It is unlucky for him that it should coincide with the bicentenaries of both Verdi and Wagner, but opera companies across the world are putting together their plans to mark the occasion - Glyndebourne not excepted, as the festival proudly hosted the premieres of two of Britten’s operas in its early years.