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The Turn of the Screw

Oper in one prologue and two acts (1954)
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Myfanwy Piper based on the novel by Henry James


actor role
Conductor Cornelius Meister
Director Robert Carsen
Set & costum design Robert Carsen, Luis Carvalho
Light design Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet
Video Finn Ross
Dramaturgy Ian Burton
The Prologue | Peter Quint Nikolai Schukoff
The Governess Sally Matthews
Mrs. Grose Ann Murray
Miss Jessel Jennifer Larmore
Flora Eleanor Burke (14, 17, 21 & 27 Sept.) | Julia Storm (19 & 24 Sept.)
Miles Teddy Favre-Gilly (14, 17, 21 & 27 Sept.) | Stefan Leadbeater (19 & 24 Sept.)
Orchestra ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
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Nikolai Schukoff

The Prologue | Peter Quint

After starting as a lyrical tenor the singer Nikolai Schukoff, who was born in Graz, he has become a thought-after Parsifal of our days. This role he sings regularly in Munich, Dresden, Budapest, Paris, Hamburg, Lyon and Santiago de Compostela. Until now he has sung for example Dionysus (Henze: Die Bassariden), Eisenstein (Strauß: Die Fledermaus) and Erik (Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer) in Munich, Steva (Janacek: Jenufa) in Madrid, Pollione (Bellini: Norma) in Paris, Don José (Bizet: Carmen) in Baden-Baden, Zürich and Hamburg, Pylades (Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride) in Barcelona as well as Jim Mahoney (Brecht/Weil: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) in Toulouse. 2011/12 he sang inter alii Grigori Otrepjew (Musorgski: Boris Godunov) and Bacchus (Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos) in Valencia and Erik in Hamburg. At Theater an der Wien he has performed at last in the Silvester-Gala in 2008.