Mason Opera: “Albert Herring” – Comic Opera by Benjamin Britten
- Date: 04/22/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Location: Harris Theatre, George Mason University
Albert Herring is a comic opera set in the imaginary East Suffolk town of Loxford at the turn of the 20th century. The score contains some of Britten’s wittiest musical invention and his gifts for parody and caricature are given full reign. However, the work is far from being mere farce: Albert is a sympathetic and credible figure who, tied to his mother’s apron-strings and frustrated by small-town pieties, embarks on a debauched ‘rake’s progress’, a theme fully in keeping with the composer’s favourite subject of the loss of innocence. Visit www.cfa.gmu.edu for more information and tickets.