What you thought of Hamlet

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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.’
– WhatsOnStage

Audience reaction

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How to see Hamlet:

On stage at Festival 2017 11 June–6 July

Live in cinemas and online 6 July

On Tour 21 October–1 December