The curtain has now gone up on the world premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet
In this video the opening night audience share their thoughts on the production:
You can read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions below.
What the critics are saying
‘Glyndebourne’s latest commission is unmissable — this is the operatic event of the year.’
– The Sunday Times
‘Forget Cumberbatch. Forget even Gielgud. I haven’t seen a more physically vivid, emotionally affecting or psychologically astute portrayal of the Prince of Denmark than Allan Clayton gives in this sensational production… don’t miss it.’
★★★★★ – The Times
‘Brilliant music, rapturously received.’
– The Daily Telegraph
‘Jurowski secures a performance of this unfamiliar, complex score that makes it sound bedded in already, and draws out some fantastic vocal performances too… new opera doesn’t often get to sound this good.’
– The Guardian
‘A hefty dose of proper Shakespeare.’
Blown away by— Alexander Neef (@alexanderncoc) June 11, 2017
brettdeanmusic</a> & Matthew Jocelyn's <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hamlet?src=hash">#Hamlet</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/glyndebourne">glyndebourne. An important new opera!
fatboyclayton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/HanniganBarbara">HanniganBarbara #bravi
— Thalie Knights (@Thalie_Knights) June 11, 2017
brettdeanmusic</a> 's Hamlet <a href="https://twitter.com/glyndebourne">glyndebourne – believe the hype, get yourself a ticket, or watch the livestream. Cast & crew are phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/jcMRlMm9XJ
Profoundly moving first night of Hamlet
glyndebourne</a> tonight. Just fantastic storytelling and commitment from all the amazing cast.</p>— Dominic Sedgwick (domsedgwick) June 12, 2017
A triumph for Brett Dean— Vivienne Monk (@vivmonk) June 11, 2017
brettdeanmusic</a> tonight at the world premiere of Hamlet <a href="https://twitter.com/glyndebourne">glyndebourne It just about brought the house down!
Who needs Benedict Cumberbatch …— Karen McLernon (@BBB_Mrs) June 11, 2017
fatboyclayton</a> is the Hamlet for our time <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hamletopera?src=hash">#hamletopera</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/glyndebourne">glyndebourne #wolrdpremiere?> pic.twitter.com/cPhehylayw