Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138 (Berlioz, Hector)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1862
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Translator Emma Klingenfeld (1846–1935) and Felix Weingartner, German text
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie IX, Band 19–20
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1907. Plate H.B. 13 (Overture), 116.
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Editor Hugh Macdonald (1940*)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz: New Edition of the Complete Works, vol.3
Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1980. Plate BA 5443 (issued 1980)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, 1900. Plate 4004.
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Editor Charles Malherbe (1853–1911)
Felix Weingartner (1863–1942)
Publisher. Info. Hector Berlioz Werke, Serie II, Band 5 (pp.151-88)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1901. Plate H.B. 13.
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Arranger Richard Pohl (1826–1896), piano reduction
Editor First edition (later issue)
Language French
Publisher. Info. Paris: G. Brandus & S. Dufour, n.d.(1863). Plate B. & Cie. 12,857.
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Work Title Béatrice et Bénédict
Alternative. Title Opéra-comique en deux actes
Composer Berlioz, Hector
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H 138
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Acts
  • Overture
  • Act One
1. Chœur: Le More est en fuite
2. Chœur: Le More est en fuite
2bis. Danse nationale: Sicilienne
3. Air (Héro): Je vais le voir
4. Duo (Béatrice et Bénédict): Comment le dédain pourrait-il mourir?
5. Trio (Bénedict, Claudio, Don Pédro): Me marier? Dieu me pardonne!
6. Epithalame grotesque 1er. Couplet: Mourez, tendres époux
6a. Epithalame grotesque 2e. Couplet: Mourez, tendres époux
7. Rondo (Bénédict): Ah! Je vais l’aimer
8. Duo (Héro et Ursule): Vous soupirez, madame?
  • Act Two
9. Improvisation et Chœur à boire: Le vin de Syracuse accuse
10. Air (Béatrice): Dieu! Que viens-je d’entendre
11. Trio (Héro, Béatrice, Ursule): Je vais d’un cœur aimant
12. Chœur lontain: Viens! Viens, de l’hyménée Victime fortunée
13. Marche nuptiale (Béatrice, Héro, Ursule, Bénédict, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur):
Dieu qui guidas nos bras
14. Enseigne (Héro, Ursule, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur): Ici l’on voit Bénédict
15. Scherzo Duettino (Béatrice, Bénédict, Héro, Ursule, Claudio, Don Pédro et Chœur):
L’amour est un flambeau
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1860–62
First Performance. 1862-08-09 in Baden-Baden. Stadttheater
First Publication. 1863 (vocal score)
1892 (overture, full score)
1907 (complete, full score)
Librettist Composer, after “Much ado about nothing” by William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Language French
Dedication M. Edouard Bénazet (1801–67)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Voices
Don Pédro, General of the Sicilian army (bass)
Claudio, aide-de-camp to the General, (baritone)
Bénédict, Sicilian officer and friend of Claudio, (tenor)
Somarone, director of music (bass)
Héro, daughter of Léonato, (soprano)
Béatrice, niece of Léonato (soprano)
Ursule, lady-in-waiting to Hero (mezzo-soprano)
A messenger (speaking role)
A notary (speaking role)
Two servants (speaking roles)
Léonato, Governor of Messina (speaking role)
Mixed Chorus (SSTTBB)
Musicians, Choristers, Sicilian people,
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Governor’s Court
Orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, cornet, 3 trombones
timpani, tambourine, glasses, cymbals, bass drum, guitar, 2 harps, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
Holoman Catalogue
Libretto (Berlioz Website)
Online scores (Scorch format) of Overture and Sicilienne at Berlioz website

Misc. Comments

Compositions and Literary Works by Hector Berlioz
Operas

Les francs-juges, H 23 · Benvenuto Cellini, H 76 · Les Troyens, H 133 · Béatrice et Bénédict, H 138

Symphonies

Symphonie fantastique, H 48 · Harold en Italie, H 68 · Roméo et Juliette, H 79 · Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale, H 80

Concert Overtures

Grande ouverture de Waverley, H 26 · Grande ouverture du Roi Lear, H 53 · Intrata di Rob-Roy MacGregor, H 54 · Le carnaval romain, H 95 · Le Corsaire, H 101

Liturgical works

Messe solennelle, H 20 · Grande messe des morts, H 75 · Te Deum, H 118

Other choral works

Lélio, ou le retour à la vie, H 55 · La damnation de Faust, H 111 · Tristia, H 119 · Vox populi, H 120 · L’enfance du Christ, H 130

Songs and cantatas

Herminie, H 29 · Cléopâtre, H 36 · Irlande, H 38 · Les nuits d’été, H 81 · Feuillets d’album, H 121 · Fleurs des landes, H 124

Writings

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