Baylor Opera Theatre Presents 'Albert Herring'

Jan. 22, 2010

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The Baylor University School of Music will feature Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, through Saturday, Jan. 30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in the Jones Theatre at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor campus.

Directed by Michael Johnson, "Albert Herring" is a three-act comedy that follows society's reaction to an individual who is different from the rest of the community at the annual May Day festival.

"While the opera is dated in terms of the people and their attitudes, it is also quite easy to see the resemblance that these characters retain to counterparts in our own society today," Johnson said.

Britten premiered his opera on June 20, 1947, in Glyndebourne, an opera house that is home to the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students, faculty and staff with a Baylor ID. Tickets are available at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center box office or online at www.baylor.edu/theatre/b>.

The Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center is located at 60 Baylor Ave. on the Baylor campus in Waco.

For more information, contact the box office at (254) 710-1865.

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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