OPERA: "Albert Herring"
Nicole Paiement conducts a chamber ensemble of members of the UCSC Orchestra as well as student singers in a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's three-act comic opera from 1947. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel.
Performed in English with supertitles.
Albert Herring synopsis:
For years the straight-laced town leaders have chosen a sweet young thing to represent pure virtue at the annual Spring Festival. This year they can’t find a girl without moral blemishes, so instead of a queen they name as “King of the May” young Albert Herring, a timid clerk in his mother’s shop. When his buddies spike his punch at the Coronation Banquet, Albert goes on an uncharacteristic bender and can’t be found the next morning — much to the dismay of the townsfolk.
June 2-3-4 at 7:30 pm (Thu-Sat)
June 5 at 2:00 pm (Sunday matinee)
Please arrive early to purchase a permit and locate a parking space.
NOTE: Guests may be directed to the Core West parking garage (free) and shuttled to the Recital Hall -- on Saturday, June 4 in particular.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.