Glyndebourne Festival - Hamlet Reviews
19 April 2021
Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Allan Clayton (Hamlet)
John Tomlinson (Gravedigger), Allan Clayton (Hamlet)
John Tomlinson (Ghost of Old Hamlet), Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude)
Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia)

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Glyndebourne Festival

No. of reviews: 23

Allan Clayton gives it everything as Hamlet
17 Aug 17 / Opera Journal
Hamlet di Brett Dean a Glyndebourne: la parola di Shakespeare e la musica
23 Jul 17 / Sipario
Un angel exterminador en Glyndebourne
14 Jul 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Brett Dean's and Matthew Jocelyn's Hamlet an important addition to opera
8 Jul 17 / The Toronto Star
'Hamlet,' a new opera, makes Shakespeare strange
1 Jul 17 / New York Times
Le reste est silence
28 Jun 17 / Forum Opéra
The exemplary cast is led by Allan Clayton’s Hamlet
19 Jun 17 / Express
Glyndebourne’s new, full-scale Hamlet toys with Shakespeare’s text to fine effect
17 Jun 17 / The Observer
Brett Dean wrangles the moody Dane into two-and-half hours of thrilling music theatre
16 Jun 17 / Limelight
Shakespeare, frisch gepresst, ohne Kerne
16 Jun 17 / FAZ
Onstage for much of the show, Allan Clayton’s Hamlet was bold and tireless
16 Jun 17 / Opera News
As Hamlet himself, Allan Clayton gave the performance of his career
14 Jun 17 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Barbara Hannigan everyone’s go-to mad soprano was suitably deranged in Ophelia’s near naked scene
14 Jun 17 / Independent
A Herculean performance from Allan Clayton
14 Jun 17 / Classical Source
Allan Clayton gave the title part his all
14 Jun 17 / Music OMH
Hamlet is an important and significant addition to contemporary opera
13 Jun 17 / Australian Book Review
An ingenious deconstruction of Shakespeare
13 Jun 17 / Evening Standard
Brett Dean's heart-wrenchingly beautiful opera Hamlet wows England's Glyndbourne Festival
13 Jun 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Brett Dean’s new opera plumbs the dark recesses of Shakespeare’s play
13 Jun 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Brilliant music, rapturously received
13 Jun 17 / Telegraph
Allan Clayton gives a physically vivid, emotionally affecting and psychologically astute portrayal of the Prince of Denmark
12 Jun 17 / The Times
A new opera by Brett Dean is the centrepiece of this year's Glyndebourne festival
12 Jun 17 / What's on Stage
Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean
12 Jun 17 / Bachtrack
Production details
Clayton, Connolly, Hannigan, Gilfry, Begley, Tomlinson, Imbrailo, Butt Philip, Enticknap, Lowrey
(c) Jurowski (d) Armfield
Performance dates
11, 13, 17, 21, 24, 27, 30 June 2017
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