Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini

Naxos: NBD0006

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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

NBD0006

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th March 2011

Barcode:

0730099000666

Medium:

Blu-ray

Region:

all
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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini


Burkhard Fritz (Benvenuto Cellini), Maija Kovalevska (Teresa), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca), Brindley Sherratt (Giacomo Balducci), Mikhail Petrenko (Pope Clemens VII) & Kate Aldrich (Ascanio)

Wiener Philharmoniker & Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Valery Gergiev

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‘A mix of futurism à la Metropolis, fantasy à la Batman and quotes from Piranesi’s Carceri, juxtaposed in the form of photo montages, enhanced with … robots, a helicopter, a shark and the winged vehicle of a pop star Pope’, was how the Neue Zürcher Zeitung described this astonishing Salzburg Festival production of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini.

The high-calibre cast, headed by Burkhard Fritz as the temperamental Renaissance artist and the 26-year-old Latvian soprano Maija Kovalevska as Teresa, the woman with whom he tries to elope, is conducted by Valery Gergiev who “pulled out all the stops. He whips the Vienna Philharmonic into a delirium similar to that which possibly took hold of the composer” (Der Standard). This is French grand opera at its fast-paced and spectacularly-staged best.

HIGH DEFINITION 1080i 60

PCM Stereo. DTS-HD 5.1

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