Maryland Opera Studio: Albert Herring

Maryland Opera Studio

Albert Herring
November 22-26, 2013
Albert Herring
Albert Herring
Principal People: 

Music Benjamin Britten

Libretto Eric Crozier

Conductor Craig Kier

Director Kasi Campbell

Based on Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant

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Estimated Length: 
2 hours and 55 minutes including intermissions
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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