Brett Dean



March 2018


Friday 2 March – 7:30pm
Sunday 4 March – 5:00pm
Tuesday 6 March – 6:00pm

Creative Team

Librettist – Matthew Jocelyn
Conductor – Nicholas Carter
Director – Neil Armfield
Set Designer – Ralph Myers
Costume Designer – Alice Babidge
Lighting Designer – Jon Clark
Movement Director / Assistant Director – Denni Sayers
Chorus Master – Brett Weymark

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Running Time

Three hours and 3 minutes
including one interval

Brett Dean

After rapturous reviews from its world premiere at the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield’s production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet comes to Adelaide in 2018.  Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy is given new life as a darkly complex opera, in this Australian premiere and Adelaide exclusive.  The timeless tale of love, betrayal and revenge is taken to new levels through Brett Dean’s vivid and richly lyrical music, highlighted by sensational arias, ensembles and choruses.

A co-production between Adelaide Festival of Arts and State Opera SA in association with Adelaide Festival Centre.

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Photography © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd Photo: Richard Hubert Smith

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