About the film
Release Date: April 12, 2018
|Slogan||:||«Hector Berlioz's opera semiseria live at the Opéra Bastille, Paris on April 12th, 2018»|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Drama, History|
|Production Companies||:||Opéra National de Paris, ENO: English National Opera, De Nederlandse Opera|
|Writers||:||Léon de Wailly, Henri Auguste Barbier|
The Florentine sculptor and silversmith Benvenuto Cellini rapidly attained a degree of renown that went beyond the confines of Italy. 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.