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Britten ghost story at City Opera

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NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to operatic ghost stories, none is more creepily effective than Benjamin Britten's "The Turn of the Screw." The British composer's 1954 adaptation of the Henry James story, setting a libretto by Myfanwy Piper, perfectly captures the suffocating atmosphere as well as the ambiguity of the original. Britten's elegant score, written for chamber orchestra and six...