OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Stephanie d'Oustrac as Beatrice and Paul Appleby as Benedict Image Name: Stephanie d'Oustrac as Beatrice and Paul Appleby as Benedict Description: Stephanie d'Oustrac as Beatrice and Paul Appleby as Benedict

Berlioz’s two-act opéra-comique Béatrice et Bénédict is based on a subplot from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. The premise is simple: Béatrice and Bénédict are young Sicilians who pretend they don’t love each other. Family and friends combine to trick them into declaring their love for each other. Stephanie d’Oustrac is Beatrice and Paul Appleby is Bénédict. Philippe Jordan conducts the Paris Opera Chorus and the Paris Opera Orchestra

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 10th August, 7pm-10pm