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The Princeton Festival Guild presents

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Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s Princeton Festival Guild presents its annual Artists’ Round Table at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room.

The Guild invites anyone curious about what goes into putting on an opera to this round table discussion centered on Benjamin Britten’s only comic opera, “Albert Herring.”

Moderated by Guild member and Princeton Symphony Orchestra Trustee Marcia Bossart, panelists will discuss the upcoming production of Britten’s opera, preparing for a role, and the joys and challenges of being in the opera business.

“Albert Herring” is a humorous coming of age tale punctuated by the title character’s overly involved mother, precursor of today’s helicopter parent. Albert Herring is encouraged to wear the May crown when no virtuous maidens are to be found. Add in some celebratory spiked lemonade, and mayhem ensues.

The panel includes Maestro Rossen Milanov, Festival Director Gregory J. Geehern, Stage Director Richard Gammon, and Albert Herring cast members.

The June 2 Artists’ Round Table is free and open to the public. For information, call 609-497-0020 or visit princetonsymphony.org/festival.

Tickets for the 18th Princeton Festival, taking place June 10 to 25, are available at 609-497-0020 and princetonsymphony.org/festival.

Scheduled for the festival are three staged operas, chamber music, orchestral and pops concerts, plus cabaret and jazz nights all taking place under the festival’s massive outdoor performance tent being erected on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden. Baroque concerts can be enjoyed across the way at Trinity Episcopal Church.


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