Britten: Albert Herring - MaCDonald, Fischer, Sinclair, Vyvyan; Davies. English Opera Group, 1962


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This recording from the English Opera Group, Britten's hand-picked troupe, goes a long way to advocate for the merits of Britten's comic opera. Kenneth MaCDonald brings an attractive and youthful voice to the title role. The supporting ensemble cast of colorful characters is well assembled, with Sylvia Fisher standing out as Lady Billows. Fisher brings a formidable mixture of Brünnhilde and Margaret Dumont to the role. The sound is very good.

OD 10963-2

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