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Benvenuto Cellini / Dutch National Opera

Hector Berlioz’s stylishly colourful opera Benvenuto Cellini directed by Terry Gilliam.

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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’.

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. The production has been performed to great acclaim at the English National Opera in 2014, Liceu Grand Theatre in Barcelona in 2015, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in 2016, as well as the premiere at Opéra Bastille in Paris in March 2018. In this 2015 production with the Dutch National Opera, a carnival of colours with jugglers, aerialists and magnificent sets awaits to make it an unforgettable performance.

Benvenuto Cellini JOHN OSBORN
Giacomo Balducci MAURIZIO MURARO
Fieramosca LAURENT NAOURI
Teresa MARIANGELA SICILIA
Ascanio MICHÈLE LOSIER

Stage Director TERRY GILLIAM

ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conductor SIR MARK ELDER

Co-director and Choreographer: Leah Hausman
Stage Designers: Terry Gilliam and Aaron Marsden
Costume Designer: Katrina Lindsay

Filmed at Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam on 15 & 18 May 2015.

Total running time: 180 minutes (2 DVD, 1 BD)
Language: French · Subtitles: French, English, German, Korean, Japanese

Co-Production Company Dutch National Opera and François Roussillon et Associés

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