Albert Herring, Gotham Chamber Opera, New York

herring.jpgBy Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 13 February 2006]
Albert Herring, Benjamin Britten’s sweetly satirical examination of provincial smugness and personal liberation in turn-of-the-century England, has not been staged professionally in New York for 30 years. Under the circumstances, one approached the production in the Harry de Jur Playhouse on Thursday with optimism. It did not last long.