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Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring"

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:30pm – 11:00pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Jorgensen Theatre

UConn Opera is proud to present Benjamin Britten's rollicking comedic opera Albert Herring

Music - Benjamin Britten
Libretto - Eric Crozier
Conductor - Brett Hodgdon
Director - Michelle Hendrick
based on Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant

Led by the imperious Lady Billow, the busybodies of the Loxford May Day committee cannot find a virtuous female to crown as May Queen. To teach the girls a lesson, they name the shy and virginal, Albert Herring, as May King. Following an extravagant crowning ceremony, at which Albert gets tipsy on rum-spiked lemonade, Albert gains the courage to discover what the world outside his mama’s grocer shop has to offer, much to the shock and horror of the proper townsfolk! Full of delightfully wicked, deftly drawn characters, Britten’s chamber opera sparkles with freshness, color and limitless charm. 

Made possible with generous support by the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation

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Jennifer Darius 860.486.4226

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