Glyndebourne Festival - Beatrice et Benedict Reviews
21 April 2021
Stephanie d’Oustrac (Béatrice), Paul Appleby (Bénédict)
Lionel Lhote (Somarone), Chorus
Katarina Bradic (Ursule), Sophie Karthäuser (Héro)
Stephanie d’Oustrac (Béatrice)
Paul Appleby (Bénédict), Stephanie d’Oustrac (Béatrice)

Performance reviews

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Beatrice et Benedict

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 16

Virée en boîtes
20 Aug 16 / Forum Opéra
Bobatrice et Puerilict. No es Shakespeare todo lo que se canta
12 Aug 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Laurent Pelly has created a highly stylised production grey in both costumes and make-up
10 Aug 16 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Leicht eintönige Berlioz-Inszenierung
3 Aug 16 / Deutschland Radio
Star of the show is mezzo-soprano Stephanie d’Oustrac
1 Aug 16 / Express
It is the beauty of the quieter and more contemplative moments that leave the deepest impression
27 Jul 16 / Music OMH
The music is five-star, but the production is four-star and the story-line is only two-star
26 Jul 16 / Express
The beauty of the playing and the physical comedy are redeeming elements
26 Jul 16 / Independent
Love labours in fifty shades of grey
26 Jul 16 / Evening Standard
Elegant but needs more emotion
25 Jul 16 / Telegraph
Too much outside-the-box thinking
25 Jul 16 / The Guardian
A rare outing for the comic opera from the pen of Berlioz by way of Shakespeare
25 Jul 16 / What's on Stage
Laughs, merriment, joie de vivre and poignancy wrapped into a very well-made production
25 Jul 16 / Classical Source
Laurent Pelly’s new production for Glyndebourne is certainly capricious
25 Jul 16 / Opera Today
Immaculately sung
25 Jul 16 / The Stage
Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne
25 Jul 16 / Bachtrack
Production details
Cast
D'Oustrac, Appleby, Karthäuser/Gillet, Caton, Sly, Lhote, Bradic
(c) Manacorda (d) Pelly
Performance dates
23, 27, 30 July, 3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27 August 2016
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