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Albert Herring

Photographer: 
Phil Wallace

Surrey Opera made its Barn Theatre debut in September2011, with an exciting new professional production of Benjamin Britten's comic opera, Albert Herring.
This acknowledged masterpiece was both witty and musically ingenious. The Barn Theatre (only 35 mins by rail from London) was an ideal setting for this opera, with its hilarious plot that told the story of rural life in a Suffolk village. No girl was pure enough to be May Queen, so it was agreed that there was only one option - to crown someone May King. Guess who - Albert of course, the shy young greengrocer! But all was not straightforward...
Nationally respected conductor and musician Jonathan Butcher returned to his home town to conduct the opera, with a talented production team. The cast of professional opera singers was accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra.

Composer: 

Benjamin Britten

Conductor: 
Jonathan Butcher
Director: 

Joe Austin

Designer: 
Simon Kenny
Lighting Designer: 

Christopher Nairne

Albert HerringGreg Tassell
Lady BillowsJoanna Weeks
Florence PikeSusan Moore
SidPaul Sheehan
NancyRose Nolan
Mrs HerringPatricia Robertson
Miss WordsworthSera Ann Baines
Mr GedgeTim Baldwin
Mr UpfoldJeremy Vinogradov
Superintendent BuddCheyney Kent
EmmieAmy Worsfold
CisRebecca Henning
HarryRoss Lloyd