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Benvenuto Cellini


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Opera in 2 acts by Berlioz (Op.23) to lib. by Léon de Wailly and A. Barbier, loosely based on Cellini's autobiography (1728). Comp. 1834–7. Prod. Paris 1838, London 1853 (cond. Berlioz). Revived London 1966, Boston 1975. Rev. in 3 acts after Weimar perfs. in 1852. Berlioz withdrew the opera because of its failure. Some of the mus. is used in the ov. Carnaval romain. Cellini is subject of operas by Schlösser, Lachner, Diaz, and Saint‐Saëns, among others.

Subjects: Opera.


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