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Hamlet, 11 June 2017

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Librettist: Matthew Jocelyn

Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Hamlet: Allan Clayton

Claudius: Rodney Gilfry

Laertes: David Butt Philip

Ophelia: Barbara Hannigan

Polonius: Kim Begley

Horatio: Jacques Imbrailo

Marcellus/Player 4: James Newby

Gertrude: Sarah Connolly

Ghost of Old Hamlet/Gravedigger/Player 1: John Tomlinson

Rosencrantz: Rupert Enticknap

Guildenstern: Christopher Lowrey

Player 2: John Findon

Player 3: Anthony Osborne

Accordionist: James Crabb

Production Team

Original Director: Neil Armfield

Assistant Director: Lloyd Wood

Assistant Director: Donna Stirrup

Set Designer: Ralph Myers

Costume Designer: Alice Babidge

Movement Director: Denni Sayers

Lighting Designer: Jon Clark

Fight Director: Nicholas Hall

Dramaturg: Cori Ellison

Chorus Master: Jeremy Bines