Nestled deep in the English countryside, the quaint little town of Loxford is in a state of complete moral chaos. As values slip ever lower, and skirts climb higher, the search for a virtuous girl to take the place of May Queen is getting desperate. Determined to restore purity to the town, a committee of dogooders elect Albert Herring to be their May King and a shining example for the community. However, there’s mischief about and not all is to go to plan… Britten’s only comic opera, Albert Herring is a charming and farcical musical treat, presented by the Summer Festival Opera with a talented student cast.
Estimated running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including interval.
Matthew Knight director
Jessica Norton music director
Barber Concert Hall
Tickets: £15, £12 concessions, £10 Barber Friends, £5 students.
Tickets available from the Barber Institute reception (0121 414 7333) or via the University online shop