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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
Sir John Eliot Gardiner completes his five-season Berlioz series with the composer’s rarely performed and vastly demanding opera Benvenuto Cellini. Michael Spyres is Renaissance sculptor Cellini with Sophia Burgos as his beloved Teresa.
Sir John Eliot Gardiner completes his five-season Berlioz series with the composer’s rarely performed and vastly demanding opera Benvenuto Cellini. Michael Spyres is Renaissance sculptor Cellini with Sophia Burgos as his beloved Teresa.

Programme

      • 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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Proms 2019