Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini

Burkhard Fritz
Director: Andreas Morell Cast: Burkhard Fritz
Burkhard Fritz
, Maija Kovalevska
Maija Kovalevska
, Laurent Naouri
Laurent Naouri
Andreas Morell


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Contrary to what one might assume, this highly unusual production of Hector Berlioz's 1838 opera Benvenuto Cellini -- about the life and exploits of the notoriously bawdy 16th century sculptor Cellini -- resists a straightforward operatic account of its subject. Instead, set designer and stage director Philipp Stölzl creates a postmodern blend of Batman-esque fantasy, Metropolis-esque futurism, and Piranesi quotes displayed amid photomontages to relay its colorful story. The production stars Burkhard Fritz as the rake, Maija Kovalevska as Teresa, and Laurent Naouri as Fieramosca, as well as Brindley Sherratt as Giacomo Balducci. Valery Gergiev conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker orchestra, while Andreas Schüller serves as chorus master for the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2009
UPC: 0747313527151
Original Release: 2007
Source: Naxos
Region Code: 0
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:43:00
Sales rank: 56,104

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Benvenuto Cellini
1. Opening Titles [1:38]
2. Overture [9:19]
3. Act. 1. "Teresa!" (Terasa, Balducci) [1:43]
4. "Enfin Il Est Sorti, Tout De Bon" (Teresa, Cellini, Balducci, Chorus) [4:38]
5. "Les Belles Fleurs!" (Teresa) [9:43]
6. "Cellini" (Teresa, Cellini, Fieramosca) [6:21]
7. "Demain Soir, Mardi Gras..." (Teresa, Cellini, Fieramosca) [5:42]
8. "Ciel, Nous Sommes Perdus" (Teresa, Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci) [3:15]
9. "Ah! Maître Drôle! (Teresa, Fieramosca, Balducci, Chorus) [2:07]
10. "À Boire, à Boire!" (Cellini, Francesco, Bernardino, Chorus) [5:29]
11. "Amis, Avant Qu'on Recommence" (Bernardino, Cellini, Le Cabaretier, Francesco, Chorus) [3:32]
12. "Cette Somme T'est Due" (Ascanio, Cellini, Francesco, Bernardino, Le Cabaretier, Chorus) [6:19]
13. "C'est Trop Fort!" (Fieramosca, Pompeo) [2:33]
14. "Ah! Qui Pourrait Me Résister?" (Fieramosca) [3:34]
15. "Vous Voyez, J'espére (Balducci, Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Chorus) [7:08]
16. "Silence! Assez Dansé!" (Teresa, Balducci, Cellini, Fieramosca, Ascanio, Pompeo, Chorus) [2:05]
17. "Voici Maître Arlequin" (Teresa, Balducci, Chorus) [5:12]
18. "Bravo! Bravo!" (Teresa, Balducci, Cellini, Fieramosca, Chorus) [3:10]
19. "Assassiner Un Capucin!" (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci, Chorus) [4:13]
20. "Ah, Qu'est-il Devenu?" (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Chorus) [7:16]
21. "Ah! Le Ciel, Cher Époux" (Teresa, Cellini) [7:25]
22. "Ah! Je Te Trouve Enfin" (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci) [1:35]
23. "Le Pape Ici!" (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, The Pope, Balducci) [6:40]
24. "Ah! Que La Vierge Me Pardone" (Teresa, Ascanio, Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci, The Pope) [4:55]
25. "Tra-la-la. Nais Qu'ai-je Donc?" (Ascanio) [5:37]
26. "Seul Pour Lutter" (Cellini) [8:07]
27. "Bienheureux Les Matelots" (Francesco, Bernardino, Chorus) [2:26]
28. "Vite, Au Travail, Sans Plus Attendre" (Cellini) [5:05]
29. "Quelle Colère!" (Teresa, Ascanio, Francesco, Bernardino, Chorus) [3:03]
30. "Ah! Ciel! Il Est Mort!" (Teresa, Fieramosca, Francesco, Bernardino, Chorus) [5:18]
31. "Teresa! Teresa, Ici!" (Teresa, Cellini, The Pope, Balducci) [1:57]
32. "Du Métal! Il Nous Faut Du Métal" (Cellini, Fieramosca, Balducci, Teresa, Ascanio, The Pope) [6:29]
33. "Ah! Quel Francas! Que Croire?" (Teresa, Cellini, The Pope, Balducci, Ascanio, Fieramosca, Chorus) [4:17]
34. Curtain Calls / End Titles [5:32]

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