Albert Herring: Maryland Opera Studio
ABOUT THE EVENT
Benjamin Britten, composer
Eric Crozier, librettist
Joseph Mechavich, conductor
Stephanie Sadownik, director
The British village of Loxford struggles with its identity and moral compass as it recovers from the world-shattering events of World War 2. In an attempt to restore the old-world order of the town, local autocrat Lady Billows and her morality police committee unknowingly cause a personal revolution within a young man, Albert Herring. Declared the town’s only remaining vestige of virginal ideals, Albert is pronounced and crowned the Loxford May Day KING! But there is more than what meets the eye in this unassuming, rule-following lad. Influenced by his war-hero friend Sid and his girlfriend Nancy, Albert longs to buck off the reins of his overbearing mother, find some adventure and break a few rules.
ABOUT THE MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO
The Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art form to sustain those audiences.