English Chamber Orchestra

hamber opera in three acts
Text: Eric Crozier (1914-1994), freely adapted from a novella Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
First performance: 20 Jun 1947, Glyndebourne, Sussex (Frederick Ashton prod, John Piper design, Benjamin Britten cond. Joan Cross - Lady Billows, Peter Pears - Albert Herring, EOG Orchestra)
Duration: 137.0`
Dedication: `Dedicated to E.M. Forster, in admiration`(Edward Morgan Forster (1879 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist)
Act I
- Scene 1 (The breakfast room in Lady Billows` house, Loxford.)
- Interlude
- Scene 2 (Mrs Herring`s greengrocery shop.)
Act II
- Scene 1 (The scene is inside a marquee set up in the Vicarage garden.)
- Scene 2 (Inside the shop, later that evening.)
- [Scene] (Mrs Herring`s greengrocery shop. The afternoon of May the second.)
- Threnody

Albert Herring - Peter Pears, Lady Billows - Sylvia Fisher, Florence Pike - Johanna Peters, Mr. Gedge - John Noble, Mr. Budd - Owen Brannigan, Mr. Upfold - Edgar Evans, Miss Wordsworth - April Cantelo, Mrs. Herring - Sheila Rex, Sid - Joseph Ward, Nancy - Catherine Wilson, Emmie - Sheila Amit, Cis - Anne Pashley, Harry - Stephen Terry
English Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Benjamin Britten. Decca 1964
Added by: Mick_M , 11.01.2012 12:36