A young governess is sent to a remote country house to care for two children. She becomes increasingly disturbed by their behaviour but is under strict instruction never to bother their guardian in London. Are they innocent or wicked, possessed or just high-spirited? One of the most dramatically engaging English operas, it has a gripping score full of musical character, suspense and intensity. Louisa Muller’s acclaimed production (2020 RPS Award) returns with Mark Wigglesworth conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in Britten’s extraordinary masterpiece.