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.

Extra content - Béatrice et Bénédict: explore with Alexandra
Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Berlioz scholar Hugh MacDonald and actress Katherine Parkinson to explore the opera.

Béatrice et Bénédict was the Opera of the Month for July 2022.

Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

Béatrice et Bénédict (Berlioz), 2016
  • Béatrice et Bénédict - full opera

    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...

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  • Béatrice et Bénédict: explore with Alexandra

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

    Opera Specialist Alexandra Coghlan talks to Berlioz scholar Hugh MacDonald and actress Katherine Parkinson to explore the opera.