Benvenuto Cellini

Hector Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini
James Levine Celebrating 40 Years at the Met
Live from the Metropolitan Opera
James Levine, conductor

Cast: Marcello Giordani, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kristine Jepson, Peter Coleman-Write, John del Carlo, Robert Lloyd, Eduardo Valdes

Benvenuto CelliniMaestro James Levine conducts Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in this thrilling radio broadcast from the opera’s very first run at the Met in 2003. Marcello Giordani stars in the title role of the visionary composer’s groundbreaking first complete opera.

“Marcello Giordani is an immensely appealing Cellini, a poet as well as a man of action, and he sings the music with aristocratic elegance. “New York” magazine

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May 14, 2014