Pacific Opera Victoria Study Guide for Albert Herring. 1 Libretto by Eric Crozier, adapted from a short story by Guy de Maupassant. Read the libretto of the English opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten on With links to other information and other operas. Browse through all arias, ensembles and roles from the opera Albert Herring by The libretto, by Eric Crozier, was based on Guy de Maupassant’s novella Le.

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She’s gone to call on Auntie Libgetto For a cup of tea and a chat. It feeds on poison at the root And cankers all within. Give me a robbery with force, Or a criminal case of rape.

He sees Harry and tries to catch him. I’ll curb their passions; show them with a whip that laws of morals must endure! SID I’ve done my share providing the rum!

Protected me with such devotion My only way out was a wild explosion! Have a nice peach? Sid doesn’t suffer from shyness, timidity, Gets what he wants by directness, simplicity, Aims at his target with shameless audacity, Trades on the fact of his ruthless tenacity. Trust in that and never fear, He’ll come back before tonight, He’ll repent his sudden flight, He’ll return, you’ll see, I’m right.


Benjamin Britten – Albert Herring, op. 39 – libretto

Long may he reign! I’ve been round all the farms and smallholdings. MUM He’s dead and gone, poor Herrng dead and gone The Festival Committee arrives with the news of his selection as May King. Chandos CHAN [21]. SID Churchyard’s agog with a crowd of folk Who couldn’t get in for the service. You’ve ruined poor Albert, you’ve ruined his Mum, And I hope you’re contented with what you have done!

Scorn the sweetmeats of Temptation Seducing you from straight and narrow ways She sounds her pitch pipe. Nancy, from the bakery. Glad to see it. Twenty-five sovereigns – twenty-five! No more poppies in altar vases It does seem wrong To show him off to everyone Like a sort of plaster giant Or the village simpleton. Want virgins, not trollops Exactly right by mine. The upper half of the door is open.

Sunday, June 10, Britten: Strong as a horse A detective-inspector, won’t accept less! Today they fade to ugliness.

Albert Herring

Applause as Albert receives the books from Miss Wordsworth. And you know what they say About work and no play! It’s chaps like young Albert keep the British Empire On top of the world where it has always been.


As she is about to expand freely, Florence is interrupted by a knock at the door. SID taking no notice Give us a kiss, Nancy!

ALL But of course! Like when my Council, acting for the best of all Its citizens, laid the twelve inch watermain ALL But of course!

Superintendent Budd suggests that the solution may be to select, this year, a May King instead. Uerring guarantee pure water filtered from infections. SID Let’s call at the pub for a couple of ports.

That makes six Boxes at threepence Think, oh think Of Albert! A tumblerful of naval rum, with whisky and gin to wash it down! SID You needn’t be frightened with me!

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