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Opera Archive

The Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of our world-renowned opera house. Come and see curated exhibitions and find out what’s new in the Glyndebourne Archive.

Albert Herring, 20 June 1947

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Benjamin Britten

Librettist: Eric Crozier

Conductor: Benjamin Britten

Orchestra: English Opera Group


Florence Pike: Gladys Parr

Miss Wordsworth: Margaret Ritchie

Mr Gedge: William Parsons

Mr Upfold: Roy Ashton

Superintendent Budd: Norman Lumsden

Sid: Frederick Sharp

Albert Herring: Peter Pears

Nancy: Nancy Evans

Mrs Herring: Betsy de la Porte

Emmie: Lesley Duff

Cis: Anne Sharp

Harry: David Spenser

Lady Billows: Joan Cross

Production Team

Original Producer: Frederick Ashton

Set Designer: John Piper

Costume Designer: John Piper