La Fura premieres it’s version of ‘Benvenuto Cellini’ at the Oper Köln

Published 10/11/2015


The new production of Benvenuto Cellini by La Fura dels Baus will premiere on November 15 at the Oper Köln, Cologne, and it will be the third time the company performs works by Berlioz. The director Carlus Padrissa will present a proposal with three layers: the first one in which the atavistic carnival party appears, a second one filled with intrigue and the last one in which we will promote the autobiographical reflection of Berlioz.

The brilliant Renaissance man Benvenuto Cellini is located in the center of this work, in which drama is present on stage, making an impression on the public. The composer Berlioz discovered from reading the autobiographical notes of Cellini-the great goldsmith and sculptor of the sixteenth century-, the spiritual ancestor of himself, seeing himself as a pioneering spirit as well. Following him, he paid a heavy tribute, but did not want to live while losing hope.

The umpteenth opera by La Fura will premiere on Sunday 15th of November, but will also be performed on 19, 21, 26 and 28 November. Tickets can be purchased on the website of the Opera of Köln.