Béatrice et Bénédict was composed by Berlioz at the end of his life. Based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, it is eloquent, humorous, tender and poetic. The composer retained only the play's secondary characters to sign, in his own words, “a caprice, written with the tip of a needle,” in which “Béatrice and Bénédict, who absolutely hate each other, must fall in love”.
It is with the eyes of love that we shall forever remember Béatrice, renouncing the immaculate world of her youth in this opéra comique of irresistible charm.
Tito Ceccherini, music director, Richard Brunel, opera director, and Catherine Ailloud-Nicolas, dramaturge, give a new turn to this production. The main characters are played by Julie Boulianne as Béatrice, and Joel Prieto as Bénédict.
Béatrice et Bénédict
Théâtre du Capitole
Place du Capitole
Six shows between Friday 30 September and Tuesday 11 October 2016
From 20,50 EUR to 109 EUR
Friday 30 September 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday 2 October 2016 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday 4 October 2016 at 8 p.m.
Friday 7 October 2016 at 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 October 2016 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 8 p.m.