ENO: Benvenuto Cellini
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Cinema screening of live performance.Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam unleashes his inexhaustible imagination on Berlioz's dazzling but rarely seen opera Benvenuto Cellini. Following on from his award-winning production of The Damnation of the Faust, Gilliam now takes on this extraordinary tale of the infamous 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. With its stunning visual and musical set pieces, 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, intrigue, disguise and mistaken identity, the opera features Berlioz's most vibrant and tender music.