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Podcast: Béatrice et Bénédict
Katie Derham explores Hector Berlioz's witty opera Béatrice et Bénédict
Sparks fly in Hector Berlioz’s witty, offbeat opera Béatrice et Bénédict . Taking inspiration from one of the greatest comic works ever written – William Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing – it’s a meditation on the complexities of love and partnership.
Actress Zoe Wanamaker, music critic David Cairns, conductor Robin Ticciati and Glyndebourne’s dramaturg Cori Ellison explore the characters and music of this concise gem from the master of epic composition.
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Presenter: Katie Derham
Produced by Katherine Godfrey for Whistledown Productions for Festival 2016.
Music from the LSO Live recording of Béatrice et Bénédict , conducted by Sir Colin Davis