Glyndebourne: Hamlet

Thursday 6th Jul 2017, Cinema

Full Price £14.50 / Concessions Price £12.50

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.’ 

Brett Dean, Composer​

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.