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Prom 59: Benvenuto Cellini

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
On Monday 2 September 2019 at 19:00
Festival: BBC Proms
Programme
Berlioz, Hector (1803-1869)Benvenuto Cellini (Concert performance; sung in French, with surtitles)
Performers
Sir John Eliot GardinerConductor
Michael SpyresTenorBenvenuto Cellini
Sophia BurgosSopranoTeresa
Matthew RoseBassGiacomo Balducci
Tareq NazmiBassPope Clement VII
Krystian AdamTenorFrancesco
Ashley RichesBaritoneBernardino
Lionel LhoteBaritoneFieramosca
Adèle CharvetMezzo-sopranoAscanio
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

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


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