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Seattle Opera presents Beatrice & Benedict
Beatrice & Benedict
McCaw HallSeattle Opera Opening Performance
2/24/2018 7:30 PM


PRESENTED BY SEATTLE OPERA

By Hector Berlioz
 
A Seattle Opera Premiere!
 
Kick off Seattle’s citywide Shakespeare celebration with an all-new one-of-a-kind theatrical hybrid! Overheard confessions, unfortunate reactions, tender reconciliations, and plenty of witty banter glide on a warm breeze of masterful orchestration. In this novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s lively comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Berlioz’s exuberant opera score is paired with English text lifted directly from the Bard himself. The result: a crossover cultural event sure to have the whole town talking.

"The creative combination of Seattle Symphony Orchestra Maestro Ludovic Morlot and ACT Theatre Artistic Director John Langs will bring a freshness to Berlioz's unique opera." —Aidan Lang, Seattle Opera General Director

"It’s a beautiful story in an epic setting at a time when the world needs a bittersweet romance and joy." —John Langs, ACT Theatre Artistic Director

In English with English subtitles

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes, with 1 intermission
 


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