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Benjamin Britten: Albert Herring

James Gilchrist, Pamela Helen Stephen, Roderick Williams, Susan Bullock, Sally Burgess, Alan Opie, Stephen Richardson, Robert Tear, Rebecca Evans, Anne Collins, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox

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Albert Herring, Op. 39  
1.1
Act I Scene 1: The morning room at Lady Billows' house in Loxford (Lady Billows, Florence)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:01
1.2
Act I Scene 1: Doctor Jessop's midwife … (Florence)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:33
1.3
Act I Scene 1: I hope we're not too early (Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:42
1.4
Act I Scene 1: Stuffy! Tobacco stink! (Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mayor, Superintendent, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:45
1.5
Act I Scene 1: Now then! Notebook, Florence! (Lady Billows)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:49
1.6
Act I Scene 1: The first suggestion on my list (Vicar, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
4:46
1.7
Act I Scene 1: Is this all you can bring? (Lady Billows, Florence)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:12
1.8
Act I Scene 1: Begging your pardon (Superintendent, Florence, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Mayor)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
4:24
1.9
Act I Scene 1: Virtue, says Holy Writ (Vicar, Superintendent, Mayor, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Lady Billows)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:03
1.10
Act I Scene 1: Right! We'll have him! (Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Superintendent)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:03
1.11
Act I Scene 1: Interlude
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:08
1.12
Act I Scene 2: Bounce me high (Emmie, Cis, Harry)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:27
1.13
Act I Scene 2: Shop! Hi! Albert! (Sid, Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:57
1.14
Act I Scene 2: Did you ever have a pint at the local? (Sid, Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:41
1.15
Act I Scene 2: Sid I'm sorry but … (Albert, Sid, Nancy)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:36
1.16
Act I Scene 2: We'll walk to the spinney (Sid, Nancy, Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:00
1.17
Act I Scene 2: He's much too busy (Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:08
1.18
Act I Scene 2: Mum wants two penn'oth of potherbs (Emmie, Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:36
1.19
Act I Scene 2: Good morning, young man! (Florence, Albert, Mum)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:41
1.20
Act I Scene 2: We bring great news to you (Lady Billows, Mum, Albert, Florence, Vicar, Mayor, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:49
1.21
Act I Scene 2: Well, think of that, my lad (Mum, Albert, Kids)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:49
1.22
Act II Scene 1: Inside a marquee … (Florence, Nancy, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:21
1.23
Act II Scene 1: For 3 precious weeks (Florence, Nancy, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
0:54
1.24
Act II Scene 1: That's a fine sight for sore eyes! (Sid, Nancy)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:41
1.25
Act II Scene 1: Quickly, quickly (Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Harry)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:26
1.26
Act II Scene 1: I don't think you ought! (Nancy, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:03
1.27
Act II Scene 1: Bells offstage - Quick, here they are! (Nancy, Sid, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mum, Mayor, Florence, Vicar, Lady Billows, Children)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:39
1.28
Act II Scene 1: Husssh! … Harold Wood! (Miss Wordsworth, Harry, Miss Wordsworth, Emmie, Cis, Mum, Lady Billows)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:34
1.29
Act II Scene 1: Come, let's sit down (Lady Billows, Mum, Superintendent, Albert, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Sid, Children, Florence, Vicar, Nancy)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:24
2.1
Act II Scene 1: I'm full of happiness (Lady Billows, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:49
2.2
Act II Scene 1: As representing our local Council (Mayor, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:03
2.3
Act II Scene 1: My heart leaps up with joy to see (Miss Wordsworth, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:11
2.4
Act II Scene 1: Erhumph … (Superintendent, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:16
2.5
Act II Scene 1: Go on, Albert! (Mum, Florence, Superintendent, Miss Wordsworth, Mayor, Nancy, Sid, Lady Billows, Albert, Vicar)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:07
2.6
Act II Scene 1: Albert the Good! (Vicar, Florence, Albert, Mum, Children, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Superintendent, Mayor, Nancy, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:34
2.7
Act II Scene 1: Bring the plates! Quickly now! (Sid, Nancy, Children, Miss Wordsworth, Albert, Lady Billows, Florence, Vicar, Mum, Superintendent, Mayor)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
7:34
2.8
Act II Scene 2: Albert the Good! (Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
4:51
2.9
Act II Scene 2: Why did she stare … ? (Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:50
2.10
Act II Scene 2: You oughtn't to whistle (Nancy, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:47
2.11
Act II Scene 2: Come along, darling (Sid, Nancy)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:16
2.12
Act II Scene 2: Heaven helps those who help themselves (Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
5:24
2.13
Act II Scene 2: Albert! Albert? Fast asleep, poor kid! (Mum)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:06
2.14
Act III: The following afternoon …
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:13
2.15
Act III: Is she asleep? (Emmie, Nancy, Cis, Mayor, Harry)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:16
2.16
Act III: What the hell d'you think I am? (Sid, Nancy, Superintendent, Mayor)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:49
2.17
Act III: How's the manhunt? (Sid, Superintendent, Harry)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
1:15
2.18
Act III: Have you found him? (Mum, Superintendent)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
3:01
2.19
Act III: All that I did! (Mum, Nancy, Miss Wordsworth, Vicar, Harry)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:42
2.20
Act III: Fools! (Lady Billows, Nancy, Vicar, Miss Wordsworth, Florence, Mum, Mayor, Superintendent)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:32
2.21
Act III: In the midst of life is death (Vicar, Nancy, Mayor, Lady Billows, Superintendent, Florence, Miss Wordsworth, Sid, Mum)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
5:24
2.22
Act III: Albert … ? (Albert, Lady Billows, Miss Wordsworth, Nancy, Florence, Mayor, Sid, Vicar, Superintendent, Mum, Sid)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:57
2.23
Act III: I can't remember anything (Albert, Mum, Nancy, Sid, Lady Bellows, All)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
5:44
2.24
Act III: Hi! That's my girl (Sid, Children, Albert)
Benjamin Britten; James Gilchrist; Pamela Helen Stephen; Roderick Williams; Susan Bullock; Sally Burgess; Alan Opie; Stephen Richardson; Robert Tear; Rebecca Evans; Anne Collins; Yvette Bonner; Rebecca Bottone; Gregory Monk; City of London Sinfonia; Richard Hickox
2:02
Total Playing Time    2:26:55
“Expert playing from members of the City of London Sinfonia, and Hickox’s pacy account combines precision with spirit in a score he clearly loves.”
- Opera Magazine

“Hickox's enthusiastic advocacy is a splendid addition to his expanding survey on disc of Britten's stage works. He enters into the spirit of the piece as successfully as Britten himself.”
- Gramophone

“although any Britten opera at budget price is worth investigating, it is the Chandos recording that gives the work more dramatic strength and psychological depth, it seems more palatable.”
- The Guardian

Soloists James Gilchrist, Pamela Helen Stephen, and Roderick Williams with the City of London Sinfonia and conductor Richard Hickox present Benjamin Britten’s three-act comic chamber opera Albert Herring on this recording from Chandos. With a libretto based on Guy de Maupassant’s novella Le Rosier de Madame Husson, the opera was premiered at Glyndebourne in 1947 and holds enduring appeal for audiences, ample proof of Britten’s ability to write witty and delightful comic works.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recorded at Blackheath Halls, London
Produced by Brian Couzens
Engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant Engineer: Michael Common

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