The curtain has now gone up on the Tour 2017 production of Hamlet, a revival of Brett Dean’s acclaimed new opera, which premiered at Festival 2017 this summer.
You can read a selection of press and audience quotes below.
Hamlet is on stage at Glyndebourne until 27 October, before touring to Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes and Plymouth.
What the critics are saying
‘David Butt Philip leads a marvellous new cast in this fine-tuned touring production of Brett Dean’s masterly opera’
★★★★★ – The Observer
‘a formidable achievement’
– The Guardian
‘the experience of hearing it live is unmissable’
– What’s On Stage
‘Dean’s well-crafted, darkly brooding score captures the essence of the tragedy’
– The Stage
‘David Butt Philip charted the descent from sardonic heir to clown prince mesmerically… [and Jennifer] France commanded the stage in Ophelia’s mud-spattered mad scene’
Haven’t had time to say til now but #HamletOpera— James Edwards (@waldorfbear) October 23, 2017
glyndebourne</a> on Saturday was excellent. A brauva performance from <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidButtPhilip?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">DavidButtPhilip
Get to the— Helena Cooke (@HelenaCooke8) October 25, 2017
glyndebourne</a> Hamlet tour immediately. <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidButtPhilip?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">DavidButtPhilip absolutely bloody smashing it. Also what a piece, again. Holy wow.
Hamlet— Jeremy Clayton (@jeremyofclapham) October 25, 2017
glyndebourne</a>: stonking evening. <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidButtPhilip?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">DavidButtPhilip has the tone, style, stamina, palette, range and virtuosity to conquer tenor world.