Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini (DVD) | Naxos 211057576

Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini (DVD)

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 211057576

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 11th May 2018

Contents

Artists

John Osborn (tenor)
Maurizio Muraro (bass-baritone)
Laurent Naouri (baritone)
Mariangela Sicilia (soprano)
Michele Losier (mezzo-soprano)
Dutch National Opera Chorus
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Mark Elder

Works

Berlioz, Hector

Benvenuto Cellini, op.23 H76a

Artists

John Osborn (tenor)
Maurizio Muraro (bass-baritone)
Laurent Naouri (baritone)
Mariangela Sicilia (soprano)
Michele Losier (mezzo-soprano)
Dutch National Opera Chorus
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Mark Elder

About

With his affinity for the 16th-century sculptor Benvenuto Cellini’s advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. Returning to it years after initial production debacles, Berlioz stated that he would ‘never again find such verve and Cellinian impetuosity, nor such a variety of ideas’. The plot revolves around Cellini’s wooing of Teresa, a match frustrated at every opportunity by his rival, the cowardly Fieramosca. Benvenuto Cellini is a pithy work combining romance,excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle; the perfect stage for Terry Gilliam’s stylishly colourful and larger-than-life directing.

Cast:
- Benvenuto Cellini: John Osborn
- Giacomo Balducci: Maurizio Muraro
- Fieramosca: Laurent Naouri
- Pope Clement VII: Orlin Anatassov
- Francesco: Nicky Spence
- Bernardino: Scott Conner
- Pompeo: André Morsch
- Le Cabaretier: Marcel Beekman
- Teresa: Mariangela Sicilia
- Ascanio: Michele Losier

Stage director: Terry Gilliam
Co-director and choreographer: Leah Hausman
Stage designers: Terry Gilliam, Aaron Marsden
Costume designer: Katrina Lindsay
Lighting designer: Paule Constable
Co-production of Dutch National Opera, English National Opera & Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Video designer: Finn Ross
Film director: François Roussillon

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo • DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: FR, EN, DE, KO, JP
Total running time: 180 minutes

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