Alina Cojocaru and Steven McRae
© ROH/ Tristram Kenton

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Albert Herring (1947)

A Comic Opera in three acts by Eric Crozier, freely adapted from Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant

M Music by
S Scenery by
C Costumes by
D Danced by
FP First performance
NP New production
R Reproduced by
ST Staging (indicates that the ballet was produced in substantially its original form)

M Benjamin Britten (opus 39)
Production by Frederick Ashton
SC John Piper

Lady Billows: Joan Cross; Florence: Gladys Parr; Miss Wordsworth: Margaret Ritchie; Mr Gedge: William Parsons; Mr Upfold: Roy Ashton; Superintendent Budd: Norman Lumsden; Sid: Frederick Sharp; Albert Herring: Peter Pears; Nancy: Nancy Evans; Mrs Herring: Betsy de la Porte; Emmie: Leslie Duff; Cis: Anne Sharp; Harry: David Spenser
FP English Opera Group, Glyndebourne Opera House, 20 June 1947