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Britten: Albert Herring / Graham-Hall, Johnson, Haitink, et al

Britten / Hall / Johnson / Haitink
Release Date: 07/26/2005 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1424  
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Richard Van AllanJean RigbyAlan OpieJohn Graham-Hall,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraGlyndebourne Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Running Time: 150 minutes
Region Code: 1 (US, Canada)
Picture Format: 4:3
Sound: Dolby 2.0
Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Starring: John Graham-Hall, Patricia Johnson
Conductor: Bernard Haitnik
Composer: Benjamin Britten

Directed by Peter Hall

Britten's Albert Herring, a comic opera in three acts, is a parody on life in an English market town at the turn of the century. Albert, a gullible, naïve green-grocer, is much to his embarrassment crowned village May King when Lady Billows realizes there are no longer any local girls with the necessary virtuous qualifications. The ensuing antics are
Read more brilliantly characterized by a strong cast in this Peter Hall production infused with freshness and limitless charm. John Graham-Hall's gangling Albert marvelously expresses the development of the young man's character, matched by performances of pure poetry by Alan Opie and Jean Rigby as Sid and Nacy and the total control of Patricia Kern's Mrs. Herring.
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Works on This Recording

Albert Herring, Op. 39 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Richard Van Allan (Bass), Jean Rigby (Mezzo Soprano), Alan Opie (Baritone),
John Graham-Hall (Tenor), Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Elizabeth Gale (Soprano),
Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone), Patricia Johnson (Soprano), Felicity Palmer (Soprano),
Patricia Kern (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 

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