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Faculty of Music


Cambridge University Opera Society

Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten

Lady Billows is organising the annual May Day festival and desperate to find girls for the coveted position of Queen of the May. However, it turns out none of the girls in the village are virgins – disqualifying them. Thus, Lady Billows and Superintendent Budd decide to select a May King instead of a May Queen. Albert Herring, a virgin, is the perfect candidate. He is crowned May King at the Fete. But, feeling ridiculed, jealous of his colleague, Sid’s relationship with Nancy and drunk from a spiked drink, he heads out into the wide world. The town assumes he is dead, and are deep in tragic mourning when Albert finally, and most comedically, returns to their great surprise and frustration! 

TICKETS: £12 (£9) - available from ADC ticketing

Friday, 7 November, 2014 - 19:45 to 21:45
Event location: 
7.45pm, Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens’ College