LA Opera on Air broadcasts continue at noon this Saturday, August 4, with a performance of Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten. The libretto, by Eric Crozier, was based the novella Le Rosier de Madame Husson by Guy de Maupassant, but Britten reset the story entirely in Britain. The performance will be sung in English and will run approximately three hours and ten minutes. James Conlon conducts.

Benjamin Britten’s comedy takes place in the English countryside, where meek mama’s boy Albert reluctantly becomes his village’s first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found.

Albert Herring: Alek Shrader
Lady Billows: Christine Brewer
Nancy: Daniela Mack
Florence Pike: Ronitta Nicole Miller
Miss Wordsdworth: Stacey Tappan