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Mid Wales Opera – Berlioz’s Beatrice et Benedict

Beatrice and Benedict – Berlioz’s final work for the stage – is rather the antithesis of his other music dramas, construing that term in its broadest sense to encompass The Damnation of Faust, as well as Benvenuto Cellini and Les Troyens. This distillation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing is shorter than those, and its lighter-hearted scoring and division essentially into numbers […]

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