Celebration of Benjamin Britten centenary
2:45pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in What's on
TO mark the centenary of the birth of one of the most significant figures in 20th century British classical music, Mid Wales Opera presents a new production of Benjamin Britten’s wonderful comic chamber opera – Albert Herring.
Touring to more than 20 venues throughout Wales and England, this co-production with Dublin-based Opera Theatre Company will be performed at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on October 23 at 7.30pm.
It is time for the sleepy village of Loxford to choose a May Queen, but unfortunately there is a problem as none of the local girls quite fit the bill “Country virgins, if there be such, think too little, and see too much…”. All eyes now focus on Albert, from the greengrocer’s, as pure and innocent as they come. Surely the perfect candidate to be Loxford’s first May King?
Albert Herring is a classic, comic depiction of village life. One of the composer’s most witty and irreverent gems, the opera has a cast full of recognisable characters, including the village bobby, the local vicar and the landed gentry.
To book phone 01970 62 32 32 or visit www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre.