The cast is outstanding: Gerald Finley as Owen the formidable Dame Josephine Barstow as his terrifying aunt and Martyn Hill as his militaristic grandfather. Who says singers can't act? One of the best opera films ever." - the Sunday Times This 2001 production intriguingly tells the drama of Owen Wingrave who refuses to follow a military career like his ancestors. The story in which was written by Henry James and the libretto adapted by Myfanwy Piper. Led by award-winning director Margaret Williams and highly acclaimed conductor Kent Nagano and the Deutsche's Symphony Orchestra Berlin.