“Britten: Albert Herring”
2 CD | Libretto
|Benjamin Britten||Albert Herring.|
Alan Opie (Baritone), Roderick Williams (Baritone), Stephen Richardson (Bass), Anne Collins (Contralto), Sally Burgess (Mezzo-Soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (Mezzo-Soprano), Rebecca Evans (Soprano), Susan Bullock (Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), James Gilchrist (Tenor).
City of London Sinfonia – Richard Hickox.
Expert playing from members of the City of London Sinfonia, and Hickoxs pacy account combines precision with spirit in a score he clearly loves.
‘Hickox’s enthusiastic advocacy is a splendid addition to his expanding survey on disc of Britten’s stage works. He enters into the spirit of the piece as successfully as Britten himself”
‘But, although any Britten opera at budget price is worth investigating, it is the Chandos recording that gives the work more dramatic strength and psychological depth, it seems more palatable.’