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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 from the 1985 Festival Production. Sung in English with supertitles. The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.Performers Robert Murray (Albert Herring), Miranda Keys (Lady Billows), Susan Gorton (Florence Pike), Amy Freston (Miss Wordsworth), Robert Davies (Mr Gedge), Adrian Thompson (Mr Upfold), Kathleen Wilkinson (Mrs Herring), Lynton Black (Superintendent Budd), Jared Holt (Sid), Julia Riley (Nancy).
Music Britten. Company Glyndebourne on Tour. Company Glyndebourne on Tour Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Conductor Rory Macdonald. Director Peter Hall. Director James Robert Carson (revival director). Design John Gunter. Lighting Keith Benson.
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