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Dean, Brett

Hamlet (2013-16)

Duration: 140 minutes
Opera in two acts

Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn after William Shakespeare (E)

Scoring
Major roles: colS,M,2T,Bar,BBar,B; minor roles to be sung by chorus members; chorus; 3.2.5*.2-4.4*.3.1-perc(4*).timp-accordion-harp-kbd/--strings(10.8.6.6.4)

* from within these numbers, two identical trios will be taken, each consisting of 1 Clarinet, 1 Trumpet and 1 Percussion, to be stationed in the theatre throughout
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Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
11/06/2017
Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes
Neil Armfield, director
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Company: Glyndebourne Chorus / London Philharmonic Orchestra

Roles

HAMLETLyric Dramatic Tenor
CLAUDIUSDramatic Bass-Baritone
GERTRUDELyric Mezzo-Soprano
POLONIUSCharacter Tenor
OPHELIADramatic Coloratura Soprano
HORATIOLyric Baritone
Ghost of Hamlet's Father / GravediggerDramatic Low Bass
LAERTES
ROSENKRANTZ
GUILDENSTERN
OSRIC
Players
Messengers / Sentinels / Ambassadors / LordsChorus


Moods
Tragic


Subjects
Relationships, Politics, Literary





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