OPERA: "Albert Herring"

Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)

Presented by: 

 Music Department

Nicole Paiement conducts a chamber ensemble of members of the UCSC Orchestra as well as student singers in a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's three-act comic opera from 1947. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel.
Performed in English with supertitles.

Albert Herring synopsis:
For years the straight-laced town leaders have chosen a sweet young thing to represent pure virtue at the annual Spring Festival. This year they can’t find a girl without moral blemishes, so instead of a queen they name as “King of the May” young Albert Herring, a timid clerk in his mother’s shop. When his buddies spike his punch at the Coronation Banquet, Albert goes on an uncharacteristic bender and can’t be found the next morning — much to the dismay of the townsfolk.
June 2-3-4 at 7:30 pm (Thu-Sat)
June 5 at 2:00 pm (Sunday matinee)
Reserved seating.
$25 adults
$21 seniors 62+
$11 youth and students w/ valid ID
Tickets on sale online at santacruztickets.com
UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260)
Parking $3.
Please arrive early to purchase a permit and locate a parking space.
NOTE:  Guests may be directed to the Core West parking garage (free) and shuttled to the Recital Hall -- on Saturday, June 4 in particular. 
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.
Reserved seating.
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.
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Albert Herring
A comic opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten 
Libretto by Eric Crozier
freely adapted from a story of Guy de Maupassant
Director & Concept Designer
Brian Staufenbiel
Conducted by
Nicole Paiement
Lighting Design
Dave Dunning
Scenic Design
Legend Theatrical
Costume Design
Marti Kranak
Wigs & Make-Up Design
Jeanna Parham
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 (All day) - Sunday, June 5, 2011 (All day)
The Music Center Recital Hall