See Brett Dean’s brand new opera Hamlet live in cinemas on Thursday 6 July.
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.
Sung in English with English supertitles
Watch in cinemas
Thursday 6 July
LIVE at 6.00pm
You can see Hamlet live* from Festival 2017 in cinemas across the UK on Thursday 6 July.
You can also watch Hamlet online, right here on this page and on telegraph.co.uk
Bookmark this page and set a reminder now not to miss out on Hamlet streamed live* from this summer’s Festival here from 6.00pm on Thursday 6 July.
*Please note that due to the 90-minute interval at Glyndebourne and the need to shorten the interval for cinema and online audiences a delay of approximately an hour is built into broadcasting the first half, which is made up in the second half.
Cast and creative team
Composer Brett Dean
Librettist Matthew Jocelyn
Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Director Neil Armfield
Set Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Designer Alice Babidge
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
© Lambis Stratoudakis