Albert Herring

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Composer:

Benjamin Britten

Librettist:

Eric Crozier

Premiere:

20 June 1947, Glyndebourne

Language:

English

Synopsis:

Albert Herring Synopsis

Libretto:

Albert Herring Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Albert Herring

Albert Herring, Op. 39, is a chamber opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten.
Composed in the winter of 1946 and the spring of 1947, this comic opera was a successor to his serious opera The Rape of Lucretia. The libretto, by Eric Crozier, was based on Guy de Maupassant's novella Le Rosier de Madame Husson, but it was transposed entirely to an English setting.
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Roles in Albert Herring

Lady Billows Soprano
Florence Pike Contralto
Miss Wordsworth Soprano
Mr. Gedge Baritone
Mr. Upfold Tenor
Superintendent Budd Bass
Sid Baritone
Albert Herring Tenor

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All scenes from Albert Herring

Arias from Albert Herring
Duets from Albert Herring

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Herring's teh name..clean as new mown

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Budd
2He's much too busy even to listen

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Albert Herring
3You've just come in time

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Sid
4Dr Jessop's midwife musn't touch illegit

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Florence Pike
5Good morning young man

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Florence Pike
6Meet me at a quarter past eight

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: Voice: Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nancy/Sid
7On lifetime one brain

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: English

Roles: Florence Pike
8May Queen! May Queen!

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lady Billows
9Now then notebook Florence

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lady Billows
10Tickling a trout poaching a hare

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Sid
11Come along,darling,come follow me quick

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 2

Type: duetVoice: Mz BrLanguage: English

Roles: Nancy/Sid
12I'am full of happiness

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lady Billows
13Why did she stare. She belongs to Sid

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Albert Herring
14Is this all you can bring

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lady Billows
15Albert the Good

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Albert Herring
16He's dead and gone poor Albert

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Mrs. Herring
17What would Missus Herring say

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Nancy
18Fools! Fools! Blundering folls!

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Lady Billows
19I'm hungry, I'm tired

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Sid
20I'm grateful to you all

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Albert Herring
21I can't remember all

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles: Albert Herring
22Give me a decent murder with a corpse

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: Budd
23In the midst of life is death

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct: 3

Type: Voice: Language: English

Roles:
24Virtue, says holy writ

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
25O go, go! Go away

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
26Churchyard's agog with a crowd of folk

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles:
27As representing our local council

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: English

Roles:
28Good wiffe, lett be all this beare

Opera: Albert HerringComposer: BrittenAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles: