Brett Dean’s Hamlet shortlisted at 2018 RPS Music Awards

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Glyndebourne’s world premiere production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet has been shortlisted in the Opera and Music Theatre category of the 2018 RPS [Royal Philharmonic Society] Music Awards. The new work is also a finalist in the Large-Scale Composition category.

The news follows soon after the opera scooped the World Premiere of the Year prize at the 2018 International Opera Awards.

Hamlet is the work of composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn and had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, before being staged with a new cast for the 2017 Glyndebourne Tour.

Also shortlisted are Vladimir Jurowski, who conducted the world premiere of Hamlet last summer, and tenors Allan Clayton and David Butt Philip, shortlisted in the Singer category following their performances in the title role for the Festival and Tour respectively.

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2017.

The winners will be announced on 9 May 2018.

Watch a selection of extracts from Hamlet:

Hamlet will be released on DVD and Blu Ray in June 2018.