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 the infamous and 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 Cast and Company
Conductor – Edward Gardner
Director – Terry Gilliam
Co-director and Movement Director – Leah Hausman
Set Designer – Rae Smith
Costume Designer – Katrina Lindsay
Lighting Designer – Paule Constable
Video Designer – Finn Ross
Translator – Charles Hart
Benvenuto Cellini – Michael Spyres
Teresa – Corinne Winters
Balducci – Pavlo Hunka
Fieramosca – Richard Burkhard
Pope Clement VII – Willard White
Ascanio – Paula Murrihy
Francesco – Nicky Spence
Bernardino – David Soar

What the papers say!
“..the production is a triumph” * * * * *  Daily Telegraph

“The operatic romp of the year” * * * * * The Times

Sung in English – Subtitles Available
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