Comic Opera on stage at BU

March 9, 2010

BRANDON, MB – Students from BU School of Music Opera Ensemble are set to perform the comic opera, “Albert Herring” by Benjamin Britten.

  The opera takes place in the late 1950’s of an English village. When no virtuous girls can be found to be the queen of the May Festival, the town decides upon a rum sort of notion: a King of the May.

  Show times are Wednesday, March 10 and Friday, March 12 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m.

  Tickets are $8 for students/seniors and $12 for adults. They can be purchased by calling 727-7438 or at the door.

  Conductor: Sarah Hall

Co-music Directors: David Playfair and Sarah Hall

Stage Director: Gordon Portman

Pianists: Lina Ding and Kara Dixon

Stage Manager: Alicia Bailey

Set Design: Colleen Grainger

  Cast:

Albert Herring: Brett Bews

Lady Billows: Sarah Cory

Florence Pike: Jess Popeski

Miss Wordsworth: Susan Janzen

Mr Gedge (The Vicar): David Playfair

Mr Upfold (The Mayor): David Cathcart

Superintendent Budd: John Blyth

Sid: Chris Isaak

Nancy: Annelise Hawrylak

Mrs Herring: Cecilia Richards

Emmie: Devon Saulis

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  For more information, please contact:

  David Playfair

Assistant Professor of Voice

School of Music, Brandon University

P: (204) 727-4074