Beatrice Cenci


World Premiere recording on Video! Church corruption, human violence & a daughter who plots revenge on her abusive father – Goldschmidt’s Beatrice Cenci has every ingredient for a gripping opera & the story of its origins is equally fascinating albeit tragic: The Jewish composer, who fled Germany for London in 1935, was awarded a prize for his work, but the promised performance never took place. It was not until 1988 that it received its premiere as a concert performance. At Bregenz Festival, stage director Johannes Erath brought Beatrice Cenci on stage for the first time. Although written 70 years ago, “one musically quickly associates Puccini or other Romantics“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), underlined by Goldschmidt´s own words, saying it became a real “Belcanto-Opera”. “Johannes Debus conducts the Wiener Symphoniker with true feeling for the score“. ”In the title role, Gal James is moving“ and ”the baritone Christoph Pohl has all the vocal charisma.” (The Telegraph). A “brilliantly focused staging of a neglected work“ (The Telegraph), a “great, wonderful evening“ (Deutschlandfunk Kultur). “… it’s never too late to fall back in love with Goldschmidt’s music” The Telegraph

Additional Info

  • No: 751504
  • Composer: Berthold Goldschmidt
  • Conductor: Johannes Debus
  • Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
  • Artists: Gal James, Christoph Pohl, Dshamilja Kaiser, Christina Bock, Prague Philharmonic Choir
  • Production year: 2019-07
  • Run time: 01:13:00
  • Director: Staged by Johannes Erath

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: G, E, Ko, Jp
  • Booklet: E, G, F
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 107 mins
  • Disc Format: BD 50
  • Picture: NTSC HD
  • Audio: PCM Stereo, PCM 5.1
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 25
  • Item No.: 751504
  • UPC No.: 814337015152
  • Release Date: 2019-07
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