Benjamin Britten: Owen Wingrave

Margaret Williams, Director
Kent Nagano, Conductor

Thirty years after the original broadcast, Owen Wingrave returned to the small screen in a new version by the highly-regarded music and arts director Margaret Williams, who reveals through a vivid film vocabulary the intensity of the drama and its passionate realization in Britten’s music. Shot entirely on location, the story is updated from Edwardian times to the 1950s, establishing a connection with World War II.

November 2003
Arthaus Musik


Gerald Finley – Owen Wingrave
Peter Savidge  – Spencer Coyle
Charlotte Hellekant  – Kate Julian
Josephine Barstow  – Mrs. Wingrave
Martyn Hill – General Sir Philip Wingrave
Anne Dawson – Mrs. Coyle
Hilton Marlton – Lechmere
Elizabeth Gale – Mrs. Julian