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Glyndebourne: Beatrice et Benedict

Glyndebourne: Beatrice Et Benedict
  • Directed by: Robin Ticciati (cond)
  • Written by: Berlioz

Berlioz’s take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Conducted by Robin Ticciati with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glyndebourne Chorus. Sung in French with English subtitles.

Performance times

The Witham, Barnard Castle (0.0 miles)

3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8LY
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Love conquers all in Berlioz's sparkling take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

From Elizabeth and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, to Hermione and Ron in the Harry Potter series, the age-old premise of verbal sparring to mask true feelings of love or passion is employed to magnificent effect in Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict.

Berlioz selected the sunniest and funniest elements of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and set them to ravishing music to create this witty love-hate duel.

The opera's overture explodes with a buoyant sense of fun and elegant wit, and there are several splendid numbers for the female characters, especially the sublime Act I duet-nocturne, described by one critic as a 'marvel of indescribable lyrical beauty'.

Conducted by Robin Ticciati and directed with unique vision by Laurent Pelly, Berlioz's comic gem makes its long-awaited Glyndebourne premiere at Festival 2016.

Sung in French with English subtitles.

Doors open 5.30pm, starts 6.30pm

This live broadcast is advisory 12A - suitable for over 12s and those under 12s accompanied by a supervising adult.

These tickets are for the STALLS (downstairs) unreserved seats. If a wheelchair space is required to be reserved please email

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