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Albert Herring 2024Scottish Opera

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In its early years, Scottish Opera made a feature of mounting Britten's chamber operas,  These were not just toured round Scotland and the rest of the UK, but also established the company's reputation on continental Europe.  The first of these stagings was Albert Herring, which opened in 1966 and stayed constantly in the repertoire until 1971, by which time the sets had simply fallen apart. Several of the cast sang in all the performances, almost becoming a home repertory company. It spearheaded the company's foreign touring with a successful visit to the Florence Maggio Musicale in 1968.

It is a delightful social comedy derived from a French short story transplanted to Edwardian Suffolk.  It is long overdue for another look.

Performance Cast

Lady Billows an elderly aristocrat

Susan Bullock

Florence Pike housekeeper to Lady Billows

Jane Monari

Miss Wordsworth head teacher

Kira Kaplan

Mr Gedge the Vicar

Francis Church

Mr Upfold the Mayor

Jamie MacDougall

Superintendent Budd police officer

Edward Jowle

Sid from the butcher's

Ross Cumming

Nancy from the baker's

Chloe Harris

Albert Herring from the greengrocer's

Glen Cunningham

Mrs Herring the greengrocer, Albert's mother

Christine Sjölander

Performance DatesAlbert Herring 2024

Map List

Corn Exchange, Haddington | Haddington

5 Sep, 19.30 6 Sep, 19.30

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

18 Oct, 19.15 22 Oct, 19.15

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

13 Nov, 19.15

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