Britten: Albert Herring ****
Grange Festival, 25th June 2017
With a combined age of 161 years, John Copley and Steuart Bedford certainly bring ample experience to Grange Festival’s new production of Britten’s Albert Herring. As a youngster, Copley played the apprentice in Peter Grimes, while his career as a director has extended well over half a century, including a legendary 1974 La bohème at Covent Garden, which was only retired two years ago (much to his chagrin). Bedford had a long association with Benjamin Britten, conducting the world première of Death in Venice at Aldeburgh in 1973. These wise heads have masterminded a terrific Albert Herring, nicely cast.
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