HAMLET

Ambroise Thomas

Premiere Mar 3, 2016, 6.30 PM - Antonín Dvořák Theatre

The most famous tragedy of all times in the French Lyric Opera


 

 

 

   
 
Opera lyrique in five acts from 1868
Libretto by Michael Carré (1821 – 1872) and Jules Barbier (1825-1901) based on a play of the same name by Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) and Paul Meurice (1818-1905) from 1847
Based on the play The Tragical History of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) from 1601
 
 
In the mid-19th century great French opera was represented by no other than Meyerbeer–Auber–Halévy, producing splendid performances with the best ensembles, ballet, as well as choral sections, all blended together with comic opera in order to create one of the most remarkable syntheses - lyrical drama. Emphasized emotionality and romantic emotions together with dance scenes are clearly visible within Thomas’ Hamlet. The torn psyche of the Danish prince and his sentimental lover, Ophelia, is reflected through highly ambitious sung passages complemented by original orchestration. Betrayal and murder of his father, the mysterious apparition of his ghost, the dance of death's head above the grave of the lover… That’s the question! 

Performed in French with Czech subtitles

     


 

Cast - Season:
ConductorTomáš Brauner
David Švec
Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King HamletMartin Gurbaľ
Jan Šťáva
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince HamleDenisa Hamarová
Janja Vuletic
Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkRoman Hoza
Thomas Weinhappel
Polonius, court chancellorZdeněk Plech
Roman Vlkovič
Ophélie, daughter of PoloniusMarta Reichelová
Jana Sibera
Laërte, son of PoloniusMartin Šrejma
Aleš Voráček
Marcellus, friend of HamletTomáš Kořínek
Václav Morys
Horatio, friend of HamletDavid Szendiuch
Roman Vocel
Ghost of the late King HamletBogdan Kurowski
Petr Urbánek
Václav Živný
First gravediggerPavel Kozel
Petr Urbánek
Second gravediggerAleš Burda
Petr Němec
Ballet dancersLeona Chlubnová
Jana Kopecká
Lucie Kovářová
Barbora Vašků Kaufmannová
Francesco Calipari
Jiří Dvořák
Rodion Zelenkov
Jana Zelenková
ConductorTomáš Brauner
Jakub Klecker
David Švec
Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King HamletMartin Gurbaľ
Jan Šťáva
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince HamleDenisa Hamarová
Janja Vuletic
Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkRoman Hoza
Thomas Weinhappel
Polonius, court chancellorZdeněk Plech
Roman Vlkovič
Ophélie, daughter of PoloniusMarta Reichelová
Jana Sibera
Laërte, son of PoloniusMartin Šrejma
Aleš Voráček
Marcellus, friend of HamletTomáš Kořínek
Václav Morys
Horatio, friend of HamletDavid Szendiuch
Roman Vocel
Ghost of the late King HamletBogdan Kurowski
Petr Urbánek
Václav Živný
First gravediggerPavel Kozel
Petr Urbánek
Second gravediggerAleš Burda
Petr Němec
Ballet dancersLeona Chlubnová
Jana Kopecká
Lucie Kovářová
Jana Zelenková
Jiří Dvořák
Macbeth Konstantin Kaněra
Rei Masatomi
Rodion Zelenkov

Production team

Musical preparationTomáš Brauner
ConductorTomáš Brauner
Jakub Klecker
David Švec
Stage directorRadovan Lipus
Set designerDavid Bazika
VideoprojectionOtakar Mlčoch
Costume designerEva Kotková
ChoreographyIgor Vejsada
Chorus masterJurij Galatenko
DramaturgEva Mikulášková
Czech lyricsMarie Kala
Based onWilliam Shakespeare

Dates

Oct 28, 2017 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 4, 2017 7.00 PMThe National Theatre - The Estates TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 11, 2017 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail

Gallery

Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet), Roman Vlkovič (Polonius, court chancellor), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Aleš Voráček (Laërte, son of Polonius), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), David Szendiuch (Horatio, friend of Hamlet), Václav Živný (Ghost of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jana Zelenková (Ballet dancers), Jiří Dvořák (Ballet dancers), Rodion Zelenkov (Ballet dancers), Macbeth Konstantin Kaněra (Ballet dancers), Lucie Kovářová (Ballet dancers), Jana Kopecká (Ballet dancers), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Václav Morys (Marcellus, friend of Hamlet), Jana Zelenková (Ballet dancers), Jiří Dvořák (Ballet dancers), Macbeth Konstantin Kaněra (Ballet dancers), Rodion Zelenkov (Ballet dancers), Lucie Kovářová (Ballet dancers), Jana Kopecká (Ballet dancers), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Václav Morys (Marcellus, friend of Hamlet), David Szendiuch (Horatio, friend of Hamlet), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius), Roman Vlkovič (Polonius, court chancellor)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Václav Morys (Marcellus, friend of Hamlet), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), David Szendiuch (Horatio, friend of Hamlet), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Václav Živný (Ghost of the late King Hamlet), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Jiří Dvořák (Ballet dancers), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Petr Urbánek (First gravedigger), Aleš Burda (Second gravedigger), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet), Roman Vlkovič (Polonius, court chancellor), Jana Zelenková (Ballet dancers), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius), Jana Kopecká (Ballet dancers)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
David Szendiuch (Horatio, friend of Hamlet), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark), Jana Sibera (Ophélie, daughter of Polonius), Roman Vlkovič (Polonius, court chancellor), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář

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