Brett Dean's Hamlet

Neil Armfield (director), Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) – With Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly, Barbara Hannigan, Rod Gilfry...

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Neil Armfield — Stage director

Ralph Myers — Set designer

Alice Babidge — Costume designer

Allan Clayton — Hamlet

Sarah Connolly — Gertrude

Barbara Hannigan — Ophelia

Rod Gilfry — Claudius

Kim Begley — Polonius

John Tomlinson — Ghost of Old Hamlet

Jacques Imbrailo — Horatio

David Butt Philip — Laertes

Rupert Enticknap — Rosencrantz

Christopher Lowrey — Guildenstern

The Glyndebourne Chorus

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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“New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good.” (The Guardian) The highlight of the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival was the incredible triumph of a brand-new opera from contemporary Australian composer Brett Dean! Based on the beloved Shakespearean play, Hamlet, the opera's all-star cast is headed up by tenor Allan Clayton as Hamlet and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude. They are joined by the Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of former Glyndebourne music director Vladimir Jurowski.

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