Under the Hood of Albert Herring
Join Professor Timothy Urban for his presentation "Under the hood of Albert Herring," a shallow dive into the deep pool of Benjamin Britten’s musical wit.
Dismissed by some critics as having little substance, Benjamin Britten’s comic chamber opera has more to it than meets the casual listener. Under, above, and even intertwined with the surface, one finds myriad references to other operas and musical styles and it sometimes even seems Britten may be poking fun at himself.
Dr. Timothy Urban supervises and coordinates the undergraduate aural skills courses and teaches all Advanced Aural Skills sections at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. In addition, he teaches for both Westminster Choir College and RIder University's Graduate Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program.