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As merry as the day is long, Hector Berlioz’s captivating comic opera is one of the most joyful operatic translations of Shakespeare from page to stage. Béatrice et Bénédict slims down the plot of Much Ado About Nothing to focus on the will-they-won’t they romance between the title characters, whose attraction to each other is the living, breathing antithesis of love at first sight.
Can the two bickering marital sceptics make peace – and love – with each other long enough to tie the knot? Ludovic Morlot – like Berlioz, a Frenchman – is tonight’s conductor.