Albert Herring

Benjamin Britten

George Manahan, conductor
Eve Summer, director

To honor virtuous youth, local officials bestow the title of May King on a shy shop clerk, with comical consequences. Accepting his honor, the timid Albert is first giddy, then despondent as he becomes aware of his inexperience with love and life. Britten’s quirky hero resolves to spend his prize money on adventure, stays out all night, and concocts a wild explanation that shocks his elders and wins the admiration of his peers.

Fully staged production with members of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, sung in English


CAST (in singing order)

  March 5 and 7 March 6 and 8
Lady Billows Merissa Beddows Ashley Robillard
Florence Pike Anastasiia Sidorova Anastasiia Sidorova
Miss Wordsworth Lindsey Reynolds Ziyi Dai
Mr. Gedge (Vicar) Andrew Moore Andrew Moore
Mr. Upfold (Mayor) Colin Aikins Colin Aikins
Superintendent Budd Thomas Petrushka Thomas Petrushka
Sid Ben Schaefer Patrick Wilhelm
Albert Herring Ethan Burck Joseph Tancredi
Nancy Sophia Maekawa Hannah Klein
Mrs. Herring (Mum) Ruby Dibble Ruby Dibble
Boy (Harry) Jeremy Allen* Jeremy Allen*
Emmie Dalia Medovnikov Dalia Medovnikov
Cis Sarah Fleiss Sarah Fleiss
    *guest artist