Opus Arte releases DVD of Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne 2016) with American tenor Paul Appleby in title role
A DVD of Glyndebourne’s #Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict starring Paul and Stéphanie d’Oustrac in the title roles is AVAILABLE NOW!
Paul Appleby was dubbed “the vocal star” and “a charmingly confused Bénédict, who soars effortlessly through the role’s high lying demands” by The Times, and as a “revelation” with “clear, confident and attractive timbre…that will take the young American tenor far” by WhatsOnStage.
Other highlights of Paul’s performances in this production include: “Tenor Paul Appleby was a strapping Bénédict, full of fire and with a quick temper. His sound was heroic up top, and he showed smart pacing with the tricky low passages in Berlioz’s writing. He was a perfect picture of a man with all the ingredients for a happy, coupled life, protesting too much against being put in a box (into one of those oversize white boxes, we assume).” – Schmopera, full review.
AND Appleby “sings winningly with his bright, pingy, tenor” – The Sunday Times, full review.