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