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Hamlet at Opera Sydney

Sydney, Sydney Opera House — Joan Sutherland Theatre

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About the Event

Discover the remarkable architecture of Sydney's iconic Sydney Opera House while enjoying an unforgettable concert that will deepen your appreciation of opera.

Brett Dean's music is accompanied by Matthew Jocelyn's libretto, based on William Shakespeare's work, thanks to the Banff Centre for the Arts Leighton Residency program in Canada.

Witness Australian composer Brett Dean's unique take on Hamlet's complex character, presenting a powerful opera that has garnered international acclaim.

Be a part of history as Hamlet receives its Sydney Opera House debut, following successful performances at prominent venues like Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera of New York.

Dean's expansive orchestral and choral composition, enhanced by innovative electronic elements, surrounds the audience like a wave of emotion, reflecting Hamlet's tormented psyche.

Neil Armfield's striking production, with Ralph Myers and Alice Babidge's intricate design work, brings to life a dark and captivating royal court setting.

Prepare to be mesmerized by Allan Clayton's brilliant portrayal of Hamlet, alongside the remarkable Lorina Gore in the role of Ophelia, in a production praised for its visceral intensity.

Experience the magic of contemporary opera under the masterful direction of Tim Anderson as this extraordinary performance takes center stage at the Sydney Opera House.

Practical Information

Language:
Performed in English with surtitles.

Please note:
This production contains depictions of violence.

Program

  • Brett Dean – Hamlet
Program is subject to change

Cast / Production

MUSIC BY
Brett Dean
LIBRETTO BY
Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare
CONDUCTOR
Tim Anderson
DIRECTOR
Neil Armfield
SET DESIGNER
Ralph Myers
COSTUME DESIGNER
Alice Babidge
LIGHTING DESIGNER
Jon Clark
SOUND DESIGNER
Bob Scott
LIGHTING REALISED BY
Peter Harrison
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR
Denni Sayers
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Eugene Lynch

HAMLET
Allan Clayton
OPHELIA
Lorina Gore
CLAUDIUS
Rod Gilfry
GERTRUDE
Catherine Carby
POLONIUS
Kanen Breen
HORATIO
Samuel Dundas
GHOST OF OLD HAMLET/GRAVEDIGGER/PLAYER 1
Jud Arthur
LAERTES
Nicholas Jones
ROSENCRANTZ
Russell Harcourt
GUILDENSTERN
Christopher Lowrey
MARCELLUS/PLAYER 4
Andrew Moran
PLAYER 2
Virgilio Marino
PLAYER 3
Iain Henderson
ACCORDIONIST
James Crabb
Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House hosts performances from many genres in Sydney, Australia. One of the 20th Century's most famous and distinctive structures, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon as a multiple performance venue. The complex hosts more than 1.2 million people annually with a season of 1,500 performances. Performers include international and local guest artists, and three resident companies: the Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Address

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia — Google Maps

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