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
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.