Benvenuto Cellini in cinemas and on DVD
Terry Gilliam’s spectacular production of Berlioz’s first opera filmed at the Dutch National Opera in 250 cinemas and on DVD/Blu-ray.
© Clärchen & Matthias Baus
With his first opera, the French composer Hector Berlioz went directly for the grand gesture. Having read the memoires of the sixteenth-century goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini, he identified with this advocate of personal freedom and the independence of art.
Benvenuto Cellini will be shown in 250 cinemas in Europe, Morocco and Canada from the 12th of April by FRA Cinéma and will be released on DVD/Blu-ray in May by Naxos.
A co-production between Dutch National Opera and FRA Productions, in association with ARTE France, with the participation of NHK, and with the support of CNC.
Financial Times, Andrew Clark
‘Benvenuto Cellini, Hector Berlioz, Terry Gilliam – soulmates in chaos, confusion and crazed inspiration.’
Diapason, Emmanuel Dupuy
‘Sur scène, l'imagination est au pouvoir à chaque instant, sans jamais trahir ni l'esprit ni la lettre de l'ouvrage.’
Original title Benvenuto Cellini
Recording location Dutch National Opera
Recording date 18 May 2015
Duration 180 mins
Director François Roussillon
Conductor Sir Mark Elder
Stage Director Terry Gilliam
Orchestra / Band Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Choir Koor van De Nationale Opera
Soloist John Osborn
Soloist Maurizio Muraro
Soloist Laurent Naouri
Soloist Mariangela Sicilia
Soloist Michèle Losier
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