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17 Jan 2006

Benvenuto Cellini, Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg

cellini_small.jpgBy Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 17 January 2006]

After Béatrice et Bénédict, this is the second leg of Nicholas Snowman's ambitious Berlioz cycle. But here the production team of Renaud Doucet and André Barbe are less daring, transforming the whole work into a conveniently mad farce rather than trying to mesh the serious and comic elements.

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