NEW YORK -- When it comes to operatic ghost stories, none is more creepily effective than Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw."
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Why do we love terrifying ourselves? I am sure we've all experienced those spine-tingling moments as a child telling the most frightening stories late at night when parents are asleep.
She and Mr. Leonard left the distinction between fact and fantasy, the boundary between sanity and insanity, deliberately unclear, for the audience to reason for themselves.
To evaluate classical music in 2011 shows us a divided land. One troubling trend shows the continued financial struggles of classical music organizati...
Even if you couldn't make it to England for the Glyndebourne Festival this summer, you can watch a full opera streamed from the site right at home.
Benjamin Britten's 1954 The Turn of the Screw perfectly captured the ambiguous sexuality and perverse supernaturalism of Henry James' 1898 novel.
Jane Austen, with her elegant novelistic structure and unerring wit, was my first teacher. My greatest influence in the realm of ideas was Henry James.
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