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Allan Clayton (Hamlet), Sarah Connolly (Gertrude), Barbara Hannigan (Ophelia), Rod Gilfry (Claudius), Kim Begley (Polonius), John Tomlinson (Ghost/Grave-Digger), Jacques Imbrailo (Horatio), David Butt Philip (Laertes)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, Vladimir Jurowski
Dean’s score succeeds through rampant imagination and simple wisdom…[Clayton’s] portrayal of Hamlet’s decline would be noteworthy even without singing that is full of expressive meaning and always... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (King Roger II of Sicily), Georgia Jarman (Roxana), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Kim Begley (Edrisi), Alan Ewing (Archbishop), Agnes Zwierko (Deaconess)
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)
all the imagination of Kasper Holten's production coheres compellingly, and Antonio Pappano shapes an extremely lucid performance that somehow manages to be taut and lush at the same time. Mariusz... — More…
Anja Silja (Emilia Marty), Kim Begley (Albert Gregor), Victor Braun (Baron Prus), Andrew Shore (Dr Kolenatý), Anthony Roden (Vítek), Manuela Kriscak (Kristina), Christopher Ventris (Janek), Robert Tear (Hauk-Šendorf), Susan Gorton (Chambermaid), Henry Waddington (Stage Hand), Menai Davies (Cleaner)...
The wide vibrato at Silja's top might worry some, but her genius as a singer-actress makes Nikolaus Lehnhoff's Gyndebourne Makropulos unforgettable. Riveting music; the production's half stark,... — More…
Angela Denoke (Salome), Kim Begley (Herodes), Doris Soffel (Herodias), Alan Held (Jochanaan) & Marcel Reijans (Narraboth)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stefan Soltesz (conductor) & Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)
Denoke wins her place in the sun as a lithe if hardly sex-kittenish Salome. She has an expressive, secure and slightly dark-timbred voice...Held is a physically and vocally powerful prophet...It's... — More…
Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Thomas Hampson, Jonas Kaufmann, Simon Keelyside, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dorothea Röschmann, Mariusz Kwiecien, Erwin Schrott, Miah Persson
Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Colin Davis, George Benjamin, Philippe Jordan