Opéra National de Paris
Albert Herring, a comic opera in three acts to a libretto by Eric Crozier, offers traditional children's songs as well as more serious elements that raise it to a level of wider significance. The opera is loosely based on Guy de Maupassant's story Le rosier de Madame Husson. Like much of Britten's operatic work, it deals with the universal theme of the destruction of innocence, taking a comic look at an extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary boy.
17, 19, 20, 21 March 2004