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Genome: [r3 Bd=19671212]"

0 Gramophone records s of excerpts from Britten's opera, with SYLVIA FISHER , APRIL CANTELO PETER PEARS , and the ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Conducted by THE composes

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Genome: [r3 Bd=19680129]"

9 Gramophone records of excerpts from Britten's opera, with SYLVIA FISHER , APRIL CANTELO and PETER PEARS and the ENGLISH CHAMBER Orchestra

Conducted by THE COMPOSER

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Genome: [r3 Bd=19740926]"

Opera in three acts

Music by Benjamin Britten

Libretto by ERIC CROZIER , adapted from a short story by GUT DE MAUPASSANT

(gramophone records)

In Britten's first comedy, Albert Herring , the only virtuous young person in a village is chosen King of the May. His subsequent disgrace also brings about his emancipation.

ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by THE COMPOSER Act 1

2.55* Interval Reading

3.15* Albert Herring Acts 2 and 3

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Genome: [r3 Bd=19790407]"

Comic opera in three acts. Libretto freely adapted from a short story Of GUY DE MAUPASSANT by ERIC CROZIER. Music by Britten.

The Opera Theatre of St Louis production recorded in June 1978 at the Loretto Hilton Theatre, St Louis, Missouri

MEMBERS OF THE ST LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by JOHN MORIARTY

The action takes place in Loxford, a small market town in East Suffolk, in the year 1900.

A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2.

Alan Blyth writes on page 31.

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Genome: [r3 Bd=19851109]Comic opera in three acts Libretto freely adapted by ERIC CROZIER from a short story Of GUY DE MAUPASSANT

Music by Benjamin Britten A recording from the 1985 Glyndebourne Festival

A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2 Full details: page 33

(Glyndeboume production staged in association with Autobar Group

Limited and Hays Group Limited)

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Genome: [r3 Bd=19921121]"

Britten's three-act opera to a text by Eric Crozier freely adapted from a short story by Guy de Maupassant.

In the absence of any suitably chaste young lady in the village, Albert is elected King of the May by the worthies of Loxford. (sop) (mezzo) (sop) (bar) (tenor) (bar) (tenor) (mezzo) (mezzo)

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Canadian Opera Company Orchestra/

David Lloyd-Jones Act

7.55 The Writing of Albert Herring

The librettist Eric Crozier recalls his collaboration with Britten on the opera.

8.05 Acts 2 and 3

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