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Béatrice et Bénédict

BBC Philharmonic presents a concert performance of the music from Berlioz's last opera, Béatrice et Bénédict. With Daniela Mack as Béatrice and Toby Spence as Bénédict.

As part of the BBC Orchestras' and Choirs' celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of Berlioz, the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Ludovic Morlot present a concert performance of the music of his last opera, Béatrice et Bénédict. Written to a libretto penned by the composer himself and based on Shakespeare's comedy 'Much Ado About Nothing', Berlioz described his opera as "a caprice written with the point of a needle" and this work showcases some of Berlioz's most glittering music.

Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Presented by Donald Macleod

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
With interval after Act I

Daniela Mack (Béatrice)
Toby Spence (Bénédict)
Rachele Gilmore (Héro)
Gareth Brynmor John (Claudio)
Darren Jeffery (Somarone)
Duncan Rock (Don Pedro)
Elodie Méchain (Ursule)

Crouch End Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic
Ludovic Morlot (conductor)

Part of the Radio 3 celebration
Berlioz - The Ultimate Romantic

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Feb 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Luigi Cherubini

    Horn Sonata No 2 in F

    Performer: Luc van Marcke. Performer: Daniel Blumenthal.
    • PAVANE.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27, 'Moonlight' (1st mvt)

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Beethoven: Sontatas Nos. 12-15: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Grande symphonie funebre et triomphale, Op.15: I. Marche funebre

    Ensemble: The Wallace Collection. Director: John Wallace.
    • NIMBUS.

Broadcast

  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 19:30

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