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Béatrice et Bénédict

Composer:
Hector Berlioz
Original Language:
French
Librettist:
Hector Berlioz
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

Text after Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing

*Classification applies to new Berlioz version full score

Time:
16th Century
Place:
Messina, Italy
Role Voice Part Classification
Beatrice Mezzo Soprano L
Benedict, an officer Tenor L
Hero, daughter of Leonato Soprano L
Ursule, Hero’s companion Contralto F
Don Pedro, a general Bass S
Claudio, an officer Baritone S
Somarone, orchestral conductor Bass S
Leonato, Governor of Messina Speaking S
A Messenger (Act I, sc. 2) Speaking B
A Notary (Act II, sc. 8) Speaking B
1st Servant (Act II, sc. 1) Speaking B
2nd Servant (Act II, sc. 1) Speaking B
A Musician (Act I, sc. 12) Speaking B
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB