Benvenuto cellini

Hector Berlioz

Opéra Bastille - from 20 March to 14 April 2018

Photo © Elspeth Diederix

Benvenuto Cellini

Oopera in two acts and four parts

Music
Hector Berlioz
Libretto
Léon de Wailly
Auguste Barbier
Conductor
Philippe Jordan
Director
Terry Gilliam
Co-stage director
Leah Hausman
Benvenuto Cellini
John Osborn
Giacomo Balducci
Maurizio Muraro
Fieramosca
Audun Iversen
Le Pape Clément VII
Marco Spotti
Francesco
Vincent Delhoume
Bernardino
Luc Bertin-Hugault
Pompeo
Rodolphe Briand
Cabaretier
Se-Jin Hwang
Teresa
Pretty Yende
Ascanio
Michèle Losier
Set design
Terry Gilliam
Aaron Marsden
Costume design
Katrina Lindsay
Lighting design
Paule Constable
Video
Finn Ross
Chorus master
José Luis Basso

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I have read benvenuto cellini’s memoirs, such as you see me; and, what is more, in italian: a fine-spirited fellow he was! from him I learned to follow the example set us by providence, who strikes us down at random, and to admire the beautiful wherever it is found. Is it not a glorious part to play, when you pit yourself against mankind, and luck is on your side?-

VAUTRIN, LE PÈRE GORIOT, HONORÉ DE BALZAC

The Florentine sculptor and silversmith Benvenuto Cellini rapidly attained a degree of renown that went beyond the confines of Italy. His flamboyant temperament, his acute awareness of his own talent and the freedom of spirit he flaunted before those in power are all characteristics that inspired Berlioz when he read his memoirs. Invariably embroiled in conspiracies, intrigues and quarrels, Cellini is commissioned by the Pope to cast a large sculpture of Perseus. He is loved by Teresa, but she is promised to Fieramosca, an academic artist who has not been favoured with a papal commission. Terry Gilliam’s exuberant production draws the protagonists into a delirious and joyful yet claustrophobic and megalomaniac world: a flaring up of contagious madness.

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