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OPERA: “Albert Herring”

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:00am to Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 7:00am
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Music Department


Nicole Paiement conducts a chamber ensemble of members of the UCSC Orchestra as well as student singers in a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's three-act comic opera from 1947. Directed by Brian Staufenbiel.


Performed in English with supertitles.


Albert Herring synopsis:

For years the straight-laced town leaders have chosen a sweet young thing to represent pure virtue at the annual Spring Festival. This year they can’t find a suitable girl, so instead they name as “May King” young Albert Herring, a timid clerk in his mother’s shop. When his buddies spike his punch at the coronation, Albert goes on an uncharacteristic bender and can’t be found the next morning — much to the dismay of the townsfolk.


June 2-3-4 at 7:30 pm (Thu-Sat)

June 5 at 2:00 pm (Sunday matinee)

Reserved seating.



$25 adults

$21 seniors 62+

$11 youth and students w/ valid ID

click link:  Tickets on sale online at

UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium box office (831-420-5260)


Parking $3.

Please arrive early to purchase a permit and locate a parking space.

NOTE:  Guests may be directed to the Core West parking garage (free) and shuttled to the Recital Hall -- on Saturday, June 4 in particular. 


Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

Reserved seating.

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager.


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Albert Herring

A comic opera in three acts by Benjamin Britten 


Libretto by Eric Crozier

freely adapted from a story of Guy de Maupassant


Director & Concept Designer

Brian Staufenbiel


Conducted by

Nicole Paiement


Lighting Design

Dave Dunning


Scenic Design

Legend Theatrical


Costume Design

Marti Kranak


Wigs & Make-Up Design

Jeanna Parham


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