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BERLIOZ, H.: Benvenuto Cellini (Salzburg Festival, 2007) (Blu-ray, HD)


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BERLIOZ, H.: Benvenuto Cellini (Salzburg Festival, 2007) (Blu-ray, HD)

‘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.

Hector Berlioz
(Blu-ray Disc Version)


Benvenuto CelliniBurkhard Fritz
TeresaMaija Kovalevska
FieramoscaLaurent Naouri
Giacomo BalducciBrindley Sherratt
Pope Clemens VIIMikhail Petrenko
AscanioKate Aldrich
Francesco Xavier Mas
BernardinoRoberto Tagliavini
Pompeo Adam Plachetka
Innkeeper Sung-Keun Park

Vienna State Opera Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(chorus master: Andreas Schüller)
Valery Gergiev
, conductor

Philipp Stölzl, stage director and stage designer
Kathi Maurer, costume design
Duane Schuler, lighting design
Mara Kurotschka, choreographer

Filmed at the Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 5, 10 and 15 August 2007.


Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Running time: 164 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)



Note: This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD players.

Berlioz, Hector

Barbier, Auguste; Vigny, Alfred de; Wailly, Leon de

Gergiev, Valery

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Aldrich, Kate; Fritz, Burkhard; Kovalevska, Maija; Mas, Xavier; Naouri, Laurent; Park, Sung-Keun; Petrenko, Mikhail; Plachetka, Adam; Sherratt, Brindley; Tagliavini, Roberto

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NBD0006

Barcode: 730099000666

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Physical Release: 04/2011

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