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HAMLET
Ambroise Thomas
Premiere Mar 3, 2016, 6.30 PM
Antonín Dvořák Theatre
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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

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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 and English subtitles

 

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Musical preparation
Stage director
Set designer
Videoprojection
Costume designer
Choreography
Chorus master
Dramaturg
Czech lyrics
logoCast - Season:
Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Polonius, court chancellor
Ophélie, daughter of Polonius
Laërte, son of Polonius
Marcellus, friend of Hamlet
Horatio, friend of Hamlet
Ghost of the late King Hamlet
First gravedigger
Second gravedigger
Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamle
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Polonius, court chancellor
Ophélie, daughter of Polonius
Laërte, son of Polonius
Marcellus, friend of Hamlet
Horatio, friend of Hamlet
Ghost of the late King Hamlet
First gravedigger
Second gravedigger
Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet
Gertrude, Queen, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Polonius, court chancellor
Ophélie, daughter of Polonius
Laërte, son of Polonius
Marcellus, friend of Hamlet
Horatio, friend of Hamlet
Ghost of the late King Hamlet
First gravedigger
Second gravedigger
Date Time Stage Type Detail Tickets
Mar 3, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatrePremiereshow detail
Mar 5, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák Theatre2nd premiereshow detail
Mar 17, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Mar 29, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Apr 16, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 10, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
May 17, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 2, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Jun 15, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Oct 14, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 4, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Nov 20, 2016 3.00 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
Dec 7, 2016 6.30 PMAntonín Dvořák TheatreRepetitionshow detail
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

The play is no longer in our repertoire.

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Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), Thomas Weinhappel (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)
Photo by: Martin Popelář
Václav Živný (Ghost of the late King Hamlet), Janja Vuletic (Gertrude, Queen, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), 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, widow of King Hamlet and mother to Prince Hamlet), Martin Gurbaľ (Claudius, King of Denmark, brother of the late King Hamlet)
Photo by: Martin Popelář