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Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, UM Opera Theatre with Full Orchestra, April 22

April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

$15 - $21


$21 Orchestra/Parterre, $18 Mezzanine, $15 Balcony
$21 Tier 1 Box Seat, $18 Tier 2 Box Seat
20% UM Faculty/Staff/Retiree Discount is available at the UM Box Office.


Benjamin Britten’s charming comic opera takes the audience on a journey to East Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century. The delightful characters romp through a May Day festival that goes awry when the shy young man they elect as May King chooses to break free of society’s rules, and his own pent-up frustration, to experience life’s pleasures.

Sung, in English, by graduate and undergraduate vocal music majors, and supported by the UM Orchestra, Albert Herring provides an evening of exciting music and bold comedy.


Pre-Show Lecture
The Operas of Benjamin Britten
6:45 p.m.

In a pre-concert lecture, Dr. Jos Milton will offer a brief exploration into the life and works of Benjamin Britten, the prolific composer whose output includes several wonderful operas, including the comic masterpiece Albert Herring.





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April 22, 2017
7:30 PM
$15 - $21


Ford Center for the Performing Arts
351 University Ave.
University, MS 38677 United States
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