Welsh National Opera (WNO) Beatrice and Benedict

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Composer Berlioz
Conductor Michael Hofstetter
Director Elijah Moshinsky

Cast includes Sara Fulgoni as Beatrice, Robin Tritschler as Benedict,* Laura Mitchell as Hero, *Gary Griffiths as Claudio, Anna Burford as Ursula and *Donald Maxwell *as Somarone

Much ado
Beatrice and Benedict can’t resist teasing each other. Is there more to their sparring than meets the eye? Is theirs a match made in heaven? Berlioz’s final opera adapts Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing focussing on the relationship between one of the most famously quarrelsome couples in western art. The result is a delicious comic opera filled with charming music. It is as warm-hearted as a Mediterranean evening.

Welsh National Opera’s much-loved Beatrice & Benedict is performed for the first time in a decade. The cast includes Sara Fulgoni and Donald Maxwell making their eagerly anticipated returns to the company.

Sung in English with surtitles in English