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Beatrice & Benedict

Recommended, Don’t Miss

McCaw Hall Seattle Center
Feb 24–March 10


Recommended by Rich Smith

Let it be lost on no one that "Benedict"—whose name in the source material for this opera is Benedick—is definitely a pun on "good dick." This is important because the title gets right to the heart of this warm and witty (and slightly anachronistic) collaboration between composer Hector Berlioz and the words of William Shakespeare, which are lifted from the B-storyline in Much Ado About Nothing. Ultimately, Benedict must choose between being a good soldier and being a good partner to Beatrice, a woman he's been tricked into loving. The Good Dick's name points you to the choice he makes, but it's fun as hell to watch him and Beatrice reluctantly come around to each other. Seattle Symphony's music director, Ludovic Morlot, is a great interpreter of his fellow countryman, Berlioz, and ACT Theatre artistic director John Langs has plenty of Shakespeare under his belt. Watching the visions of these two artists collide onstage will be a treat as well.

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McCaw Hall

321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Feb 24–March 10