Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (3-CD) – Met Opera

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Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (3-CD) – Met Opera

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Artists: Marcello Giordani, Isabel Bayrakdarian, Kristine Jepson, Peter Coleman-Wright, John Del Carlo, Robert Lloyd, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: James Levine
Number of Discs: 3
Label: Metropolitan Opera
CD Release Date: January 31, 2019

Maestro 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.

Mixed live on December 27, 2003.

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The best "Cellini" on records

This is the greatest performance of Berlioz' first opera you will ever hear. All of the singers are flying on this one and so is conductor Levine, from back in the day before illness and back problems sapped some of his conducting strength. See my full review of this, and other Berlioz recordings, at

Art Music Lady, October 2016
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