Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Albert Herring (1947)

Opera comique in three acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1947
    • Duration : 2 h 20 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : 39
    • Dedication : 'Dedicated to E. M. Forster, in admiration'
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      librement adapté par Eric Crozier d’une nouvelle de Guy de Maupassant

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 1 solo contralto, 2 solo tenors, 2 solo baritones, 1 solo bass voice, 2 soprano children voices
  • 1 flute (also 1 piccolo, 1 alto flute), 1 oboe, 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 percussionist, 1 harp, 1 piano, 1 violin, 1 second violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 20 June 1947
    Location :

    Sussex, Glyndebourne


    Performers :

    The English Opera Group, direction : Benjamin Britten ; Production : Frederick Ashton, décor et costumes : John Piper.