Terry Gilliam’s Benvenuto Cellini
2:14pm Monday 23rd June 2014 in What's on
Following the hugely successful live screening of English National Opera’s award-winning Peter Grimes, ENO Screen is set to broadcast Terry Gilliam’s new production of the rarely seen Benvenuto Cellini from the London Coliseum in over 300 cinemas across the UK. Tickets for the screening at Theatr Mwldan on Monday, July 7, at 7pm are on sale now.
Launched in December 2013 ENO Screen, a partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and AltiveMedia, broadcasts ENO’s unique theatrical productions to hundreds of cinemas across the UK and Ireland and selected cinemas worldwide. Shot in stunning multi-camera HD, ENO Screen is as distinctive as ENO’s live work in the theatre, creating a unique cinematic experience for audience members across the globe.
Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam unleashes his inexhaustible imagination on Berlioz’s dazzling opera Benvenuto Cellini. Following on from his award-winning production of The Damnation of the Faust, Gilliam, alongside ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, now takes on this extraordinary tale of the infamous 16th century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini.
With its stunning visual and musical set pieces such as the Mardi Gras carnival, Berlioz’s first completed opera is based on the autobiography of celebrated 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. Telling the story of thwarted love, elopement, intrigue, disguise and mistaken identity the opera features some of Berlioz’s most vibrant and tender music.
A stellar cast has been assembled for this new production, led by rising tenor Michael Spyres in the title role, with the stunning soprano Corinne Winters as Cellini’s lover, Teresa. ENO favourite Willard White returns to the company to add Pope Clement VII to his already extensive list of roles.
Benvenuto Cellini will be sung and surtitled in English.
Tickets are £16, available to book from Theatr Mwldan’s Box Office on 01239 621200, online at www.mwldan.co.uk, or via smart phone by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile.
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