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Best performance ever,
This review is from: Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Audio CD)
I have listened to different performances of this extraordinary opera, on CDs and DVDs, and there is, in my opinion, no better performance than this one. Not surprising, Britten having always written his music for the soloists who were to perform it. I cannot imagine a more beautiful farewell to Miles (last scene) than the one sung by Peter Pears. The same is truth for the orchestra, conducted by Britten.
The music itself deserves such attentive listening - and one discovers such richness in it - that I prefer to listen to the opera rather than also seeing it, strange as it may seem for an opera.
The complete libretto of the opera is included in the booklet.