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May Day is looming, and the small town of Loxford is in chaos. All the potential May Queens are morally unsuitable. Desperate, the locals decide a May King will have to do instead. They choose the blameless Albert Herring, from the greengrocers. He isn't keen, but stuck firmly under his mother's thumb, he'll do what he is told. However, after one rum-laced lemonade at the May Day ceremony, Albert disappears, and even greater chaos ensues. Britten's sharply satiric take on village life makes for a glorious and very English comedy. A revival of the 1985 production sponsored by Riggs and Co - International Private Banking.Performers Alfred Boe (Albert Herring), Felicity Lott (Lady Billows), Diana Montague (Florence Pike), Susan Gritton (Miss Wordsworth), Robert Poulton (Mr Gedge), Peter Hoare (Mr Upfold), Michael Druiett (Superintendent Budd), Christopher Maltman (Sid), Malena Ernman (Nancy), Susan Gorton (Mrs Herring).
Music Britten. Company Glyndebourne Opera. Director Peter Hall. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Design John Gunter. Lighting David Hersey (original lighting). Lighting Keith Benson (revival lighting). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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