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UConn Opera presents Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

Friday, January 24, 2014
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

UConn Opera presents
Music - Benjamin Britten; Libretto - Eric Crozier
based on Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant

Albert Herring(1947) explores societal pressures, social taboos, and the fate of outsiders; however, Britten deals with these major issues with a healthy dose of levity. Set in a small English village in 1900, Albert Herring is centered on the celebration of May Day and the crowning of the May Queen. When no female is found to meet the qualifications of the May Queen, the high and mighty in the community decide to have a May King instead, and they crown the shy son of the local grocer, Albert Herring. But things take a dramatic turn after the festival when Albert, emboldened by his rum-spiked drink at the festival, finds the courage to stand up to his mother and find himself.

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20 - General Admission; $14 - Seniors; $10 - Students
Available at the Jorgensen Box Office: 860-486-4226

Production Team: Michelle Hendrick - Stage Direction; Brett Hodgdon - Musical Direction; Maureen Freedman - Costume & Scenic Design; Christopher Lubik - Lighting Design

The Cast:LADY BILLOWS - Jan Zimmerman; FLORENCE PIKE - Judy Bowers; MISS WORDSWORTH - Amanda Santo; MR. GEDGE - Ryan Parseghian; MR. UPFOLD - Matthew Burke; SUPERINTENDENT BUDD - Anthony Leathem; SID - Ryan F. Burns; ALBERT HERRING - Spencer Hamlin; NANCY - Meghan Ryan; MRS. HERRING - Catherine Fahey; EMMIE - Katelyn Lewis; CIS - Katie Cummings; HARRY - Christina Quental

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Admission Fee: $20 - General Admission; $14 - Seniors; $10 - Students


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