Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz), 2016

Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz), 2016

Love conquers all in Berlioz’s sparkling take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz), 2016
  • Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz)

    Much like Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, the age-old device of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict.

    Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing an...