59. Les Troyens (Hector Berlioz)

Poëme lyrique in 5 acts Composer & librettist: Hector Berlioz, after books II & IV of Virgil’s Æneid Composed 1856-1858. First performed: Acts III-V (with cuts), as Les Troyens à Carthage, Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 4 November 1863.  Concert performances of Acts I-II (La prise de Troie), Paris, 7 December 1879.  First staged performance (in German): Karlsruhe, Germany, 1890. … Continue reading 59. Les Troyens (Hector Berlioz)

24. Béatrice et Bénédict (Hector Berlioz)

Opéra-comique in 2 acts Music and libretto by Hector Berlioz, after Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing First performed: Theater Baden-Baden, Germany, 9 August 1862 BÉATRICE, Léonato’s nieceMezzoAnne Charton-DemeurHÉRO, Léonato’s daughterSopranoMlle MonroseURSULE, Héro’s maid in waitingSopranoMme GeoffroyBÉNÉDICT, Sicilian officer, Claudio’s friendTenorAchille-Félix MontaubryCLAUDIO, Don Pedro’s aide de campeBaritoneJules LefortDON PÉDRO, Sicilian généralBassMathieu-Émile BalanquéSOMARONE, chapelmasterBassVictor PrilleuxLÉONATO, governor of … Continue reading 24. Béatrice et Bénédict (Hector Berlioz)