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Jessel, Miss


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(Britten: The Turn of the Screw). Sop. A former governess to the children at Bly. She became pregnant by the master's valet, Quint, and died, as did he. They both come back to haunt the children. Aria: Here my tragedy began; duet (with Quint): I seek a friend obedient to follow where I lead. Created (1954) by Arda Mandikian.

Subjects: Opera.


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