Béatrice et Bénédict - La Monnaie (2016) - Béatrice et Bénédict - La Monnaie (2016)

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New production

Roguish tricks or nefarious plans? To tease is to ask for love

‘In my opinion this score is one of the liveliest and most original I have ever produced,’ stated Berlioz in his Mémoires, referring to Béatrice et Bénédict, in which the composer’s the orchestral genius is deployed with effortless skill and lightness of touch. Inspired by Much Ado About Nothing, one of the most popular Shakespearian comedies, the opera concentrates exclusively on Béatrice and Bénédict, a comic couple in the Elizabethan mould, and the various plots hatched by their entourage to get them married off to each other. Known for his spirited versions of the classics, Richard Brunel brings his hallmark touch to this, his first production for La Monnaie. He aims to restore all the subtleties of Shakespeare’s play to the score: under the smiling comic mask, the melancholy and existential doubts that are intrinsic to love are already beginning to surface.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

March 24, 2016 20:00:00

March 25, 2016 20:00:00

March 26, 2016 20:00:00

March 29, 2016 20:00:00

March 30, 2016 20:00:00

April 01, 2016 20:00:00

April 02, 2016 20:00:00

April 03, 2016 15:00:00

April 05, 2016 20:00:00

April 06, 2016 20:00:00

Casting

Richard Brunel

Jérémie Rhorer

Samuel Jean

Frédéric Caton

Etienne Dupuis

Julien Dran

Sébastien Droy

Sébastien Dutrieux

Sophie Karthäuser

Anne-Catherine Gillet

Stéphanie d'Oustrac

Michèle Losier

Lionel Lhote

Eve-Maud Hubeaux

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Don Pedro

Claudio

Bénédict

Bénédict

Léonato

Héro

Héro

Béatrice

Béatrice

Samarone

Ursule

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