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VenueSadler's Wells Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From11th October 2001
To13th October 2001
WhenThurs 11 and Sat 13 at 19:30
PricesFrom £10.00. To £63.00.
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Beatrice and Benedict

Beatrice and BenedictT632780039
An Opera in two acts by Berlioz; text by the composer, after Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Messina, 1700. While the Hero looks forward to seeing her love Claudio on his return from the wars, his friend Benedict is greeted more sardonically by Beatrice. Gradually the love beneath their banter is disclosed, and they agree to marry, as do Hero and Claudio.
Music Berlioz

Archive :: production:T632780039, opera or operetta:S1875, venue:V224

Production details

Sung in English. Running time 2 hours 15 minutes.

Special Performances

  • 13 Oct 01 Sign Interpreted Pre show introduction - Mary Connell
  • 13 Oct 01 Sign Interpreted Mary Connell


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
Producer Elijah Moshinsky
Producer Robin Tebbutt (revival)
Design Michael Yeargan
Costume Dona Granata
Lighting Howard Harrison
Performer Ann Murray (Beatrice)
Performer Paul Nilon (Benedict)
Performer Rebecca Evans (Hero)
Performer Timothy Mirfin (Don Pedro)
Performer Ralph Mason (Leonato)
Performer Ivan Ludlow (Claudio)
Performer Anna Burford (Ursula)
Performer Donald Maxwell (Somarone)

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