Benvenuto Cellini


Hector Berlioz Benvenuto Cellini opera to a libretto by Léon de Wailly and Henri Auguste Barbier. Directed 2007 by Philipp Stölzl at the Großes Festspielhaus during the Salzburg Festival. Stars Burkhard Fritz (Benvenuto Cellini) , Maija Kovalevska (Teresa), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca), Brindley Sherratt (Giacomo Balducci), Mikhail Petrenko (Pope Clemens VII), Kate Aldrich (Ascanio), Xavier Mas (Francesco), Roberto Tagliavini (Bernardino), Adam Plachetka (Pompeo), and Sung-Keun Park (Innkeeper). Also features dancers Gabrio Gabrieli, Francesco Pedone, Marie Seeger, Tobias Wozniak, and acrobats Silke Adolph, Andy Arndt, and Thomas Dürrfeld. Valery Gergiev conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor (Chorus Master Andreas Schüller). Stage design by Philipp Stölzl;  costumes by Kathi Maurer; lighting by Duane Schuler; video projections by Stefan Kessner and Max Stolzenberg; dramatic advice by Ronny Dietrich; choreography by Mara Kurotschka; fencing direction by Alexander Ourth; video technique by Gunnar Lindner.  Video director Andreas Morell. Produced by Bernhard Fleischer. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This was a huge production as you can see from this clip: