• Details

    See Brett Dean’s brand new opera Hamlet live in cinemas and online 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

    Find a screening near you

    You can see Hamlet live* from Festival 2017 in cinemas across the UK on Thursday 6 July.


    Watch online

    You can also watch Hamlet online, right here on this page and on telegraph.co.uk. The stream will be available to watch for one week.

    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.

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  • Cast and creative team

    Creative team

    Composer Brett Dean
    Librettist Matthew Jocelyn
    Conductor Vladimir Jurowski
    Director Neil Armfield
    Set Designer Ralph Myers
    Costume Designer Alice Babidge

    Cast includes

    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