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2 Sep 2019, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2019 Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini

Prom 59
Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini
19:00 Mon 2 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall

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      • Benvenuto Cellini(154 mins)(concert performance; sung in French, with surtitles)

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About This Event

Sir John Eliot Gardiner brings his five-year series of Berlioz performances to a triumphant close, and this summer’s 150th-anniversary celebrations to a spectacular climax, with the composer’s rarely performed opera Benvenuto Cellini, based on the life and loves of the Renaissance sculptor – culminating in the forging of a vast masterwork.

With its sprawling storytelling and vastly demanding score, this is a piece built for the scope of the Royal Albert Hall. American tenor Michael Spyres sings the title-role.

There will be one interval

Approx. end time: 22:15

Image: Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty Clarke

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