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.


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(s): Glyndebourne Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Director: Peter Hall
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Design: John Gunter
Lighting(s): David Hersey (original lighting), Keith Benson (revival lighting)
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Albert Herring

Albert Herring (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T102670962. Details of all Albert Herring archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1858

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