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Opera on 3


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Beatrice et Benedict
A performance given last May in the Hummingbird Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, of Hector Berlioz 's sparkling operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado about Nothing. Hero and heroine return after 50 years of marriage to comment on and clarify how they got married in the first place. This production is directed by Robin Phillips.
Canadian Opera Company Chorus and Orchestra. conductor Richard Bradshaw


Unknown: Hector Berlioz
Directed By: Robin Phillips.
Conductor: Richard Bradshaw
Beatrice: Jane Gilbert (soprano)
Benedict: Gordon Gietz (tenor)
Claudio: John Hancock (baritone)
Hero: Nancy Allean Lundy (soprano)
Don Pedro: Gidon Saks (bass)
Ursula: Anita Krause (mezzo)
Somarone: Francois Loup (bass)
Beatrice and Benedict in old age: Fiona Reid
Beatrice and Benedict in old age: Barry Ingham (spoken)
Leonato: William Webster (spoken)

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