Sunday, 21 August 2011

The Turn of the Screw ? have your say

Here's the place to chat with our critics and other opera fans as the performance takes place, during the interval and after the production ends

? Watch the live stream here

? If you missed the live stream, the performance will be available on demand from 22 August until 12 September. See for details

On Sunday 21 August the Guardian and Glyndebourne are teaming up to live-stream Turn of the Screw. Join us, wherever you are, at 6pm (BST) to watch Jonathan Kent's masterly production of Benjamin's Britten's chilling opera.

During the interval and after the opera's close, our writers and critics Tom Service, Tim Ashley, Erica Jeal and Nicholas Wroe will be live online to chat about the production with you.

If you want to talk about the opera as the performance takes place, just leave this article open and use another window of your browser to watch the live stream.

Tell us what you think

Is the production scary enough? Are the ghosts too real? Or perhaps not real enough? And what of Miah Persson's governess ? how is her interpretation of an ambiguous role shaping your understanding? And the children? Are they evil, as Joanna Songi (singing Flora) suggests here? or tragic victims of the governess's hysteria? What about Britten's music itself? If you're new to the opera, listen to Tom Service's audio guide to the work. Whether you are a seasoned opera-goer or newbie, tell us what you think of the experience of watching the performance online.

Post your comments below, and click here to watch the live broadcast.

Timings (all BST)

? 5.45pm: Please take your seats
? 6.05pm: Act I begins
? 6.55pm: Interval (30mins)
? 7.25pm: Act II begins
? 8.30pm: Production ends

Opera on-demand

If you miss Sunday night's live event, the entire opera will be available to watch on from midday on Monday 22 August until 9am on 12 September 2012.

Cast and creatives

Conductor Jakub Hr??a
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Prologue/Peter Quint Toby Spence
Governess Miah Persson
Mrs Grose Susan Bickley
Miss Jessel Giselle Allen
Miles Thomas Parfitt
Flora Joanna Songi

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