This morning in Boston we are writing light cues for my production of Albert Herring, an opera by mid-century composer Benjamin Britten. Later today we have two onstage rehearsals with a cast of 13, 8 of whom are double cast. We are creating a whimsical production that emphasizes the trapped nature of Albert’s existence and his longing for freedom. The nature of humanity is seen, dimly until the opera’s conclusion, in the distance. The production is designed and executed by students from the theatre department at Boston University and their professionalism has been most impressive. The opera students are working hard on their characterizations and are top notch singers. We open on February 7 for four performances. Be sure to join us!