Britten's Albert Herring

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Benjamin Britten’s comedy takes place in the English countryside, where meek mama’s boy Albert (tenor Alek Shrader) reluctantly becomes his village’s first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found.

In this production from the Los Angeles Opera, soprano Christine Brewer stars as the formidable Lady Billows. Alek Shrader, a 2007 winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, plays the title character.

CAST:
Albert Herring: Alek Shrader
Lady Billows: Christine Brewer
Nancy: Daniela Mack
Florence Pike: Ronitta Nicole Miller
Miss Wordsdworth: Stacey Tappan
Mr. George, the Vicar: Jonathan Michie
Mr. Upfold, the Mayor: Robert McPherson
Superintendent Budd: Richard Bernstein
Mrs. Herring: Jane Bunnell
Sid: Liam Bonner

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Paul Curran
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA

Approx Length:  3 hours 10 minutes

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