Janis Kelly, Alek Shrader, et al. Set for LA Opera's Albert Herring
The opera takes place in a bucolic English country village where the formidable Lady Billows and her committee must choose a May Queen from the lovely local maidens. But the only virgin to be found is Albert Herring, a meek mama's boy who reluctantly becomes Loxford's first May King.
The cast will feature Alek Shrader (Albert Herring), Janis Kelly (Lady Billows), Liam Bonner (Sid), Daniela Mack (Nancy), Ronnita Nicole Miller (Florence Pike), Jane Bunnell (Mrs. Herring),Stacey Tappan (Miss Wordsworth), Jonathan Michie (Mr. Gedge), Robert McPherson (Mayor Upfold), and Richard Bernstein (Superintendent Budd). In addition, Christine Brewer will play Lady Billows on March 14 and 17.
The creative team includes scenic and costume designer Kevin Knight, lighting designer Rick Fisher, an associate conductor Grant Gershon