Samling Academy Opera, 2013

Albert Herring

In August 2013, Samling Institute presented Albert Herring – Benjamin Britten’s bittersweet comic masterpiece – in a fully staged production led by Samling Artists, director Miranda Wright, music director James Baillieu, with baritone Johnny Herford in the role of Sid performing alongside our Samling Academy cast.


Albert Herring Alexander Banfield
Lady Billows Clare Tunney  
Sid Johnny Herford 
Nancy Alys Roberts
Mrs Herring Polly Leech
Florence Pike Charlotte Heslop
Miss Wordsworth Rowan Pierce
Mr Gedge Jacob Robson
Mr Upfold David Powton
Superintendent Budd Benjamin Hewat-Craw
Cis Rebecca Madden
Emmie Ana Fernández Guerra
Harry Emily Bullock
Production Assistant Holly Brunskill
Backstage support Emily Bestow
Photography Jen Hart and Mark Pinder

Alexander Banfield

Rowan Pierce, Polly Leech and Alys Roberts