About the Show/Event
Information for Prom 59 - Benvenuto Cellini at The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London (Concert). Part of the BBC Proms. 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.
Performers Michael Spyres (Benvenuto Cellini), Sophia Burgos (Teresa), Matthew Rose (Balducci), Tareq Nazmi (Pope Clement VII), Krystian Adam (Francesco), Ashley Riches (Bernardino), Lional Lhote (Fieramosca), Adele Charvet (Ascanio).
Company Monteverdi Choir. Company Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner (Sir).