Hamlet is the only one who knows who has killed his father - the man about to marry his mother! When he alerts the murderer to the fact, he puts his own life in danger. But in a dangerous, nightmarish place where no-one can be trusted, how can he mentally and physically survive to avenge his father's horrific death? Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes. Production du Grand Theatre de Geneve - production new to the Royal Opera House. The opera was first heard at Covent Garden in 1869 and has been give 25 performances at Covent Garden. It was last heard in 1910. This will be the first production of Hamlet by The Royal Opera. The production will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 24 May.


Simon Keenlyside (Hamlet), Natalie Dessay (Ophelie), Robert Lloyd Claudius), Yvonne Naef (Gertrude), Yann Beuron (Laertes), Markus Hollop (Le Spectre), Graeme Broadbent (Horatio), Darren Jeffery (Gravedigger), Matthew Beale (Gravedigger), Edgaras Montividas (Marcellus)


Music: Ambroise Thomas
Company: Royal Opera
Director(s): Patrice Caurier (original direction-Geneva 1996), Moshe Leiser (original direction-Geneva 1996)
Design: Christian Fenouillat
Costume: Agostino Cavalca
Lighting: Christophe Forey
Conductor: Louis Langree
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Hamlet (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T02307782. Details of all Hamlet archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0740319444

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12 May 03
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Royal Opera House
West End
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