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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Elder, Rotterdam Philharmonic

Benvenuto Cellini (2pc) / (2pk)
Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110575  
Composer:  Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Marcel BeekmanMichele LosierMariangela SiciliaAndré Morsch,   ... 
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic OrchestraDutch National Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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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.’ 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
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Format: NTSC
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Dubbed: None
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Run Time: 180 minutes Read less

Works on This Recording

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Marcel Beekman (Tenor), Michele Losier (Mezzo Soprano), Mariangela Sicilia (Soprano),
André Morsch (Baritone), Laurent Naouri (Baritone), Nicky Spence (Tenor),
Orlin Anastassov (Bass), John Osborn (Tenor), Mario Muraro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Mark Elder
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  Dutch National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1837; France 

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