Join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy, screened live from the Glyndebourne Opera House.
Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.
A cast of some of the finest singing actors of the moment will bring Hamlet to life. British tenor and Glyndebourne favourite Allan Clayton will play Hamlet. British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly will play Gertrude and Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan will make her Glyndebourne debut as Ophelia. Legendary British bass John Tomlinson plays The Ghost of Old Hamlet.
Hamlet will be conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Glyndebourne’s former Music Director.
Neil Armfield has directed numerous productions for Opera Australia, including their first full-length presentation of The Ring Cycle. He is the director of the acclaimed films Candy and Holding the Man.
‘The themes of life and death, love and betrayal have opera written all over them.’
Creative team Composer - Brett Dean Librettist - Matthew Jocelyn Conductor - Vladimir Jurowski Director - Neil Armfield Set Designer - Ralph Myers Costume Designer - Alice Babidge
Cast includes Hamlet - Allan Clayton Gertrude - Sarah Connolly Ophelia - Barbara Hannigan Claudius - Rod Gilfry Polonius - Kim Begley Ghost of Old Hamlet - John Tomlinson Horatio - Jacques Imbrailo
London Philharmonic Orchestra The Glyndebourne Chorus
This is a live streaming/broadcast of the production, shown in a cinemas around the UK. ‘Encore’ screenings have been recorded live and released for broadcast at a later date.