Jakub Hrusa / Miah Persson / Toby Spence - Britten: Turn of the Screw [Video] flac mp3
Biography by Stephen Eddins. Swedish lyric soprano Miah Persson has made a mark in a variety of operas including L'incoronazione di Poppea, Mozart's da Ponte operas, and Rosenkavalier. Britten: Turn of the Screw. Jakub Hrusa, Miah Persson, Toby Spence. Donizetti: L'Elisir d'Amore. Pablo Heras-Casado, Miah Persson, Rolando Villazón.
Benjamin Britten, The Turn of the screw. I, Theme - Scene 1: The Journey (Governess). I, Variation I - Scene 2: the Welcome (Flora, Miles, Mrs Grose, Governess). I, Variation II - Scene 3: The Letter (Mrs Grose, Governess, Flora, Miles). I, Variation III - Scene 4: The Tower (Governess). London Philharmonic Orchestra. Jakub Hruša Conductor. Benjamin Britten, The Turn of the screw.
The stage star of the evening has to be Miah Persson as the governess whose innocence is equally destroyed by events. The words & or & as chosen above, have been chosen to reflect Jonathan Kent's self-description of his role as similar to producing a play or drama on stage
The conductor, Jakub Hrusa, is able to conjure superb results from his small band of talented musicians. The 22 minutes of bonus films offer a deep insight to this work and production in the words of the producer, designer, conductor and cast. This bonus is excellently informative and straightforward to follow. I recommend watching the first time with subtitles off to capture the main thrust of the story and then turn them on for the second viewing to really understand the nuances of the plot and the full emotion of the piece.
Miah Persson, Toby Spence and Anatoli Sivko i. .She presides over the increasingly fraught squabbles among composer, poet, theatre manage, and other participants without strain. Curtis Rogers, Seen and Heard International, 3 June 2018. Miah Persson is the acme of sophistication as the Countess, singing with all the silvery grace that Strauss adored (she must play the Marshallin soon) Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph, 2 June 2018. OPERATIC REPERTOIRE includes: BRITTEN The Turn of the Screw (Governess) Peter Grimes (Ellen Orford). DEBUSSY Pelleas et Melisande (Melisande). GLUCK Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice).
Recommendation on DVD: BRITTEN: The Turn of the Screw. Toby Spence (Prologue/Peter Quint), Miah Persson (Governess), Susan Bickley (Mrs Grose), Giselle Allen (Miss Jessel), Thomas Parfitt (Miles), Joanna Songi (Flora), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrusa (conductor), Jonathan Kent (director). FRA FRA007 (DVD) or FRA507 (Bluray).
Includes contributions from Conductor Jakub Hrůša and Director Jonathan Kent. An insight into Soprano Miah Persson's preparation for the role of the Governess in the 2011 revival of The Turn of the Screw at the Glyndebourne Festival. Includes contributions from Conductor Jakub Hrůša and Director Jonathan Kent.
Composer: Benjamin Britten. Synopsis: Turn of the screw Synopsis. Libretto: Turn of the screw Libretto. Miah Persson (The Governess) and Giselle Allen (Miss Jessel) perform 'She is here, in my own room' from Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw. Testo: Not entered separately yet. Full libretto Turn of the screw. English Libretto or Translation: Not entered yet.
CreditsJakub Hrusa - Primary Artist
Miah Persson - Primary Artist
Toby Spence - Primary Artist