Baylor Opera Theater Presents 'albert Herring'

Feb. 5, 1997

by Richard Veit

The Baylor Opera Theater will present three performances of Benjamin Britten's comic opera "Albert Herring" in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre of Baylor University's Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

"Albert Herring" is widely regarded as one of the finest operatic comedies of the 20th century. It premiered at the Glyndebourne Music Festival on June 20, 1947, and has been pleasing audiences ever since. It tells the story of a shy young man in Loxford, England, who finds himself in the embarrassing situation of being named May Queen of 1900.

The production is under the general supervision of Richard Aslanian, director of Baylor Opera Theater. The stage director is Deborah Mogford, and the orchestra will be conducted by Christopher Buddo, assistant professor of double bass and conducting. The title role will be sung by tenor Paul Saik.

Tickets are $7 and on sale for all three performances of "Albert Herring." For ticket information, call the Baylor Theater Department box office at 755-1865.

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