february, 2018

24feballday10maralldayBeatrice and Benedict


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The city of Seattle is celebrating Shakespeare in 2018, and Seattle Opera is joining the fun along with collaborators ACT Theatre and the Seattle Symphony. Join us for Beatrice and Benedict, an opera by Hector Berlioz based on Shakespeare’s wildly popular comedy Much Ado About Nothing. You’ll experience the creative talents of three of Seattle’s arts organizations in one night!

Beatrice and Benedict are both firmly committed to being single. And the idea that they might fall in love with one another? Laughable! Each lives to annoy the other, to fling barbs and score points in a never-ending “merry war” of wits. Until, by “chance,” Benedict overhears a friend say that Beatrice really loves him. Beatrice hears a rumor that Benedict feels the same. How could that be possible? Am I fool enough to let Beatrice’s love pass me by, asks Benedict? The seed planted, love blooms wild. Berlioz puts music to the logic-defying, wholly intoxicating experience of falling in love. Who among us has never been there?


February 24 (Saturday) - March 10 (Saturday)


Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

301 Mercer Street, Seattle


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