Landmark archive Albert Herring from Glyndebourne
Benjamin Britten’s comic opera, which is gently laced with moments of farce, is a jocular parody on life in East Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century
Glyndebourne Albert Herring © Glyndebourne / Clive Barda
© Opus Arte
Benjamin Britten’s comic opera, which is gently laced with moments of farce, is a jocular parody on life in East Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century. Albert Herring is a quaint, nostalgic journey to a bygone England and the journey has come full circle back to Glyndebourne where this piece was premiered in 1947. The ensuing antics are brilliantly characterised by a strong British cast in this production, which is infused with freshness and limitless charm. Expertly conducted by Bernard Haitink, this archive recording showcases some of Britain’s finest singers in this landmark production by Peter Hall.
“A vintage production with a vintage cast” (The Sunday Times)
"British Opera at its best” (Daily Express)
Production year 1985
Production Company BBC TV by arrangement with Glyndebourne Productions Ltd in association with NVC Arts, a Warner Music Group company
Producer Robin Lough
Director Peter Hall
Orchestra / Band London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Bernard Haitink
Soloist Felicity Palmer, Patricia Johnson, John Graham-Hall, Jean Rigby
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