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Theatre & Performing Arts

A Close-Up of the Opera “Albert Herring”

This program will be held in-person at the Newberry.

Benjamin Britten’s comedic opera, Albert Herring, tells the story of an aristocratic lady who seeks a young, unmarried woman of unstained virtue to crown as her small town’s May Queen – only to discover that no maidens of the town meet her qualifications!

At this “Close-Up” event at the Newberry, Michael Pecak, Dame Jane Glover DBE, and Stephen Sposito from Chicago Opera Theater will discuss COT’s upcoming production of Albert Herring, the Newberry’s Stuart Fraser will draw connections with the library’s extensive opera-related collection, and COT singers will perform excerpts to illustrate points of the conversation.

A wine reception will begin at 5:30 pm. Also be sure to arrive early and register for the raffle where you can win two tickets to the opening night of Albert Herring!

Chicago Opera Theater’s production of Albert Herring, conducted by Dame Jane Glover and directed by Stephen Sposito, will run January 26 through 29.


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