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Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini in Versailles | excerpts

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - Carnival scene (excerpt)

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - Overture (excerpt)

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - ‘Chante des ciseleurs’ (excerpt)

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini - Finale (excerpt)

The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique’s five-year commitment to the music of Hector Berlioz – which saw them showcase varied programmes of the composer’s works across Europe and the United States, and at the BBC Proms over five consecutive years – culminated in 2019 by marking the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’s death. In the summer, the ORR and the Monteverdi Choir performed a series of staged concerts of Berlioz’s first opera, in what were the first modern performances of the piece on period instruments.

This concert was filmed at the Opéra Royal, Palace of Versailles in September 2019, and you can now experience the full performance on DVD - buy your copy here.