Maryland Opera Studio: Albert Herring
Maryland Opera Studio
Music Benjamin Britten
Libretto Eric Crozier
Conductor Craig Kier
Director Kasi Campbell
Based on Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant
In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Maryland Opera Studio proudly presents his rollicking 1947 comedy.
In an English village, the imperious Lady Billows strikes a blow against the immorality of the local girls by breaking with tradition and crowning a King of the May. Albert Herring, the hapless lad selected, unfortunately chooses this moment to change his “good boy” image.
Preview by The Gazette
But perhaps above all else, it is the characters in “Albert Herring” that [Nick] Olcott [interim director of the Maryland Opera Studio] said will draw an audience in.
“It’s all of these wonderful English Village-types we’re all so fond of because of our Miss Marple Murder Mysteries,” Olcott said. “All of the stock characters we know from Agatha Christie are there.”
– CARA HEDGEPETH, The Gazette, November 21, 2013