DetailsAn 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. Revival - Sung in English. Concert Performance.
Cast/Performers Sara Fulgoni (Beatrice), Tom Randle (Benedict), Timothy Mirfin (Don Pedro), Catrin Wyn-Davies (Hero), Mark Stone (Claudio), Anna Burford (Ursula), Donald Maxwell (Somarone)
Company: Welsh National Opera
Conductor(s): Jean-Yves Ossonce (until Mar 15), tba (from Mar 22)
Producer(s): Elijah Moshinsky, Robin Tebbutt (revival)
Design: Michael Yeargan
Costume: Dona Granata
Lighting: Howard Harrison