Shakespeare and Berlioz combine to bring the comedy of Much Ado About Nothing (aka Béatrice et Bénédict) to glorious life. Romance is in the air, even when sparks fly between the independent Beatrice and the cheeky Benedict. Much Ado About Nothing was performed on October 28 and 30, 2016, in the Soreng Theater at the Hult Center.
Here’s a reaction from Peter van de Graaff, Music Director, Beethoven Network and KWAX:
Congratulations to Eugene Opera for their fine production of such a deserving opera as Berlioz’ “Much Ado About Nothing.” At a time when most other arts organizations are retreating into the tried and true, they stand out as a very enterprising company. How wonderful, as well, that they are cultivating artists in the Pacific Northwest.
Here are some excerpts from the dress rehearsal.