Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video presents the comic opera Albert Herring, staged at Glyndebourne in 1985. Peter Hall directs the cast in the coming of age story of a repressed young man whose life takes unexpected turns after he is named "King of May" in his English village. No honorable young woman can be found to be queen on May Day, and so the virtuous Albert takes the part. The performance stars John Graham-Hall in the title role, along with Patricia Johnson and Felicity Palmer.
comedy, coming-of-age, nobility, queen [royalty], virtue