Benjamin Britten

Albert Herring

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Music by Benjamin Britten
Conducted by William Lumpkin
Stage Direction by Crystal Manich


Emerson Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA

Albert Herring is set in the imaginary East Suffolk town of Loxford at the turn of the 20th century. The score contains some of Britten’s wittiest musical invention and his gifts for parody and caricature. Far from a mere farce, Albert is a sympathetic and credible figure who, tied to his mother’s apron-strings and frustrated by small-town pieties, embarks on a debauched ‘rake’s progress.’ This opera will be performed in February on the Robert J. Orchard Stage at the Paramount Center at Emerson College.