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Britten: Albert Herring

Diese Veranstaltung fand in der Vergangenheit statt
Royal Opera House: Linbury TheatreBow Street Covent Garden, London, Greater London, WC2E 9DD, Vereinigtes Königreich
2012 Oktober 04, 06, 10 um 19:45
Darsteller
English Touring Opera
Aurora Orchestra
Michael RosewellDirigent
Christopher RollsRegisseur
Mark WildeTenorAlbert Herring
Jennifer Rhys-DaviesSopranLady Billows
Rosie AldridgeSopranFlorence Pike
Anna-Clare MonkSopranMiss Wordsworth
Charles JohnstonBassMr Gedge
Colin JudsonTenorMr Upfold
Timothy DawkinsBassSuperintendent Budd
Charles RiceBaritonSid
Martha JonesMezzosopranNancy
Clarissa MeekMezzosopranMrs. Herring
Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring has become a classic, comic depiction of English village life. Full of character, matching humour with psychological insight, it describes the election by village committee of a shy local lad in a grocer’s shop as May King – a title normally awarded as May Queen to a virtuous girl, but no one matches up to the exacting standards of virtue held by Lady Billows. Naturally, the crowning of the May King does not go quite as planned, and poor (or lucky) Albert Herring ends up straying rather far from the path of virtue.

A genuinely hilarious satire with undertones of melancholy, Albert Herring is a village masterpiece, with a score of great beauty. ETO’s new production is conducted by Michael Rosewell, a Britten expert, and directed by Christopher Rolls; the cast includes a splendid group of experienced singers and actors as Lady Billows (Jennifer Rhys-Davies) and her committee, with Mark Wilde in the title role as the youth they judge so severely.

New production, sung in English
Running time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
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