Sparkling comedy and Britten’s witty music combine to satirize English country life. Village leaders choose Albert (tenor Joshua Stewart) to be May King when they can’t find a girl virtuous enough to be queen. Just one drink breaks repressed young Albert out of his shell, causing hilarious mayhem. Partly set in an English country garden, the opera is ideally suited to Morven Museum & Garden!
This production is sung in English with English titles.
Includes a 5pm pre-performance talk at the Stockton Education Center. Free and open to the public. Picnic on the lawn between this event and the opera!
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Eric Crozier
*Albert Herring is presented by arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, publisher and copyright owner.
Ann Toomey – Lady Billows
Mariana Karpatova – Florence Pike
Leah Brzyski – Miss Wordsworth
Jonathan Lasch – Mr. Gedge
Shawn Roth – Mr. Upfold
Eric Delagrange – Superintendent Budd
William Huyler – Sid
Joshua Stewart – Albert Herring
Hannah Klein – Nancy
Melody Wilson – Mrs. Herring
Alexandra Thomas – Emmie
Sienna Grinwald-Alves – Cis
Lewis Jacobson Wasden – Harry
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Richard Gammon, Director
Julia Noulin-Mérat, Scenic Design
Paul Kilsdonk, Lighting Design
Marie Miller, Costume Design
Carissa Thorlakson, Wig and Makeup Design
Akiko Hosaki, Répétiteur/Coach
Cassie Goldbach, Production Stage Manager
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