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Theater an der Wien
|Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict at the Theater an der Wien|
|Béatrice et Bénédict is Hector Berlioz’s last work; he wrote it between 1860 and 1862 for the theatre that patron Edouard Bénazet had built in Baden-Baden, then Germany’s most chic health resort. As the work proved an instant success, Bénazet probably never regretted that Berlioz had talked him out of a work set in the Thirty Years’ War in favour of a light opéra comique which is loosely based based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.|
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