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March 14, 2005


Catholic University Presents “Albert Herring”

Opera Satirizes Victorian England


Catholic University will present the opera “Albert Herring,” a satire of Victorian England written to launch the first season of the English Opera Group in 1947.


The performances will be at 8 p.m., from Thursday, March 17, through Saturday, March 19, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in Ward Recital Hall. Michael Scarola is the director.


Set around 1899, “Albert Herring” is a coming-of-age tale of a timid young man in a small English town. When no “appropriate” girl can be found to be named May Queen for the town’s Annual May Day Festival, naive Albert is picked to be the first May King.


During the festival, two of Albert’s friends spike his lemonade. Albert gets drunk, disappears and the town embarks on a hilarious search for him.


Ticket prices are $15 and $10 for senior citizens and students. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.


MEDIA: To cover the production, contact Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.   







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