Hamlet at Chelmsford Picture House
Opera, Thu 6 Jul 2017
Be part of a major new operatic work – join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy.
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.
Composer: Brett Dean
Director: Neil Armfield
Starring: Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly, Barbara Hannigan, Rod Gilfry
|Thu 6 Jul 2017||18:00|
PREMIUM seats £2.00 extra
TL 703071 51.73672 0.46496
The Civic and Cramphorn Theatres are situated in Fairfield Road in the heart of Chelmsford's West End. Both venues are only a short walk from the train station.
: 0 miles from Chelmsford station
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