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West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Opera Australia: The Turn of the Screw

Opera Australia: The Turn of the Screw

2008 NR

The tension is palpable in this gripping West Australian Symphony Orchestra production of Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw," an opera based on the well-known novella by Henry James. Soon after agreeing to mind a wealthy man's orphaned niece and nephew, a governess (Eilene Hannan) senses that something about the children isn't normal. But a series of strange events can't possibly be linked to the children -- or can they?