Berkeley Opera’s 2000 season, Shakespeare at the Opera, concludes July 14-23 with six performances of Berlioz’s opera, “Beatrice and Benedick.”
Berlioz’s opera was inspired by Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” It premiered as a hit in Berkeley Opera’s 1995 season as a concert production. This season the opera will be fully staged with a new production.
The production will be sung in David Scott Marley’s English translation/adaptation. It is directed by Jenny Lord; Jonathan Khuner is music director and conductor, assisted by Philip Kuttner.
Lane McNab and Stephen Rumph play the title roles of Beatrice and Benedick. Other singers include Jillian Khuner as Hero, Nicholas Nackley as Claudio, and Keir Murray as the villain, Don John.
Performances are at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Theatre, 2640 College Ave. Performances start at 8 p.m. July 14, 15, 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m. July 16 and 23.
Tickets are $30 general; $24 seniors; $15 youth.
To charge by phone, call (925) 798-1300. For more information call (510) 841-1903 or visit www.berkeleyopera.com.