Hamlet

Brett Dean - Composer
Neil Armfield - Director
Nicholas Carter - Conductor
Matthew Jocelyn - Librettist
Ralph Myers - Set Designer
Alice Babidge - Costume Designer
Jon Clark - Lighting Designer
Denni Sayers - Movement Director and Assistant Director
Brett Weymark - Chorusmaster

"...a magnificent new opera"
The Times, UK (July 2017)
 

©Glyndebourne Productions Ltd Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

 

PRESENTED BY ADELAIDE FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE STATE OPERA OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 

 

Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy is given new life as a darkly complex opera, composed by Brett Dean, directed by Adelaide Festival’s Neil Armfield and conducted by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, Nicholas Carter.

 

In this Australian Premiere and Adelaide exclusive national operatic event of the year, Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love, betrayal and revenge is taken to new levels through Brett Dean’s vivid music, highlighted by sensational arias, ensembles and choruses. The musical grandeur extends beyond the stage with a semi-chorus and extra percussion adding to an all-encompassing, unforgettable theatrical experience.

 

The top-flight international cast features many of the original UK singers including the British tenor Allan Clayton as Hamlet and American baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, alongside Australian sopranos Cheryl Barker as Gertrude and Lorina Gore as Ophelia.

 

 

 

      

 

 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts finding and advisory body. 

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When

  • Fri 2 Mar, 2018 7:30pm
  • Sun 4 Mar, 2018 5:00pm
  • Tue 6 Mar, 2018 6:00pm

Tickets

Premium
  • Adult $289.00
A Reserve
  • Adult $219.00
  • Concession $175.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
B Reserve
  • Adult $189.00
  • Concession $152.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed
C Reserve
  • Adult $149.00
  • Concession $120.00 Pensioner, Student, Unemployed

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