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BERLIOZ | Beatrice et Benedict (Glyndebourne)

BERLIOZ'S BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT GLYNDEBOURNE DVD

Through the eye of French director Laurent Pelly this expression of Berlioz’s undying admiration for the Bard — his adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing as an opéra comique — becomes ‘an elegant treatise on love and music designed in shades of grey with 50s-era costumes’ (Sunday Express ★★★★). Housed by designer Barbara de Limburg in a [...]

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BBC Music Magazine: Translating Shakespeare

Paul wrote a guest blog for BBC Music Magazine about Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict.  Of course, Paul is currently performing the role of Bénédict in Glyndebourne's Laurent Pelly production that runs until August 27. Here's a snippet: It’s a good thing Berlioz retitled his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  Although Claudio [...]

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