Beatrice and Benedict

Hector Berlioz

In a perfect blend of music and spoken opera, director Richard Brunel accomplishes a feat: he associates the music to the dialogues seamlessly, ensuring that “music arises from necessity and springs forth as a means to further the action.”

20 minutes

A successful gamble!

20 minutes

The theatre specialist took a gamble: getting opera singers to perform and speak while arranging meaningful moments of quiet. The gamble pays off.

Una Furtiva Lagrima

Richard Brunel, the Comédie de Valence director, revised the spoken texts, going back to Shakespeare. An energetic, cheerful production.

La croix, Bruno Serrou

At the request of La Monnaie, the French director brought the texts closer to the English version to enhance the expressiveness of the music. In the shadow of the composition’s cheerfulness, he also reveals the melancholy and existential questions of love.

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Beatrice and Benedict
Hector Berlioz

Opéra comique in 2 acts
Based on William Shakespeare
Adapted by Richard Brunel, Catherine Ailloud Nicolas and Antonio Cuenca Ruiz

Music director Jérémie Rhorer, Samuel Jean
Director Richard Brunel
Set designer Anouk Dell’Aiera
Lighting designer Laurent Castaingt
Costume designer Claire Risterucci
Dramaturg Catherine Ailloud- Nicolas
Assistant directors Sandrine Lanno and Benoit de Leersnyder
Chorus director Martino Faggiani

Produced by Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie-De Munt and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse


Frédéric Caton,
Étienne Dupuis,
Julien Dran,
Sébastien Droy,
Sébastien Dutrieux,
Anne- Catherine Gillet,
Sophie Karthaüser,
Stéphanie d’Oustrac,
Michèle Losier,
Lionel Hote,
Ève-Maud Hubeaux
Orchestra and chorus Orchestre symphonique and Théâtre de la Monnaie