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12 December 2018

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Hamlet

Adelaide Festival


No. of reviews: 9

All the winds seem set fair for Hamlet to become a welcome part of the current operatic repertoire
14 Mar 18 / Australian Book Review
Brett Dean’s intense, immersive new opera makes for a thrilling start to this year’s Adelaide Festival
9 Mar 18 / Limelight
Brett Dean’s Hamlet demonstrates the power of opera as an art form
9 Mar 18 / The Conversation
A new opera based on the most famous text in literature spectacularly transports it to contemporary times
7 Mar 18 / The Adelaide Review
To sing or not to sing
6 Mar 18 / Bachtrack
This is not just a new opera. It is an opera of our time
5 Mar 18 / Australian Stage Online
A transfixing production that brings an invigorating modernity to Shakespeare’s famous tragedy
5 Mar 18 / In Daily
Hamlet opera mesmerising at Adelaide Festival
5 Mar 18 / The Australian (via Google)
It is truly greater than the sum of all its parts
5 Mar 18 / The Advertiser
Prima Donna

Adelaide Festival


No. of reviews: 2

Judy's ruby slippers dazzled, as did the vocally brilliant Jacqueline Dark singing Régine Saint Laurent
24 Mar 17 / Limelight
Rufus Wainwright charmed Adelaide with a Festival closer that showcased his monumental talents
20 Mar 17 / In Daily
L'Orfeo

Adelaide Festival


No. of reviews: 2

Musically mind-blowing – a highly talented, intelligent collaborative period music ensemble
10 Mar 17 / Limelight
Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills in Adelaide’s Town Hall
9 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
Saul

Adelaide Festival


No. of reviews: 7

Kosky’s baroque extravaganza could power SA’s electricity grid for a month
10 Mar 17 / Limelight
Glyndebourne's Saul wins over Adelaide
7 Mar 17 / Bachtrack
The opening twenty minutes of this production are worth the price of admission on their own
6 Mar 17 / Australian Book Review
A masterpiece of operatic staging
6 Mar 17 / The Conversation
Barrie Kosky's truly outstanding production
6 Mar 17 / Sydney Morning Herald
Another euphoric reception of the Glyndebourne Festival’s Saul
6 Mar 17 / Australian Stage Online
Barrie Kosky slays giant expectations in triumphant return to Adelaide
4 Mar 17 / The Guardian
Adelaide Festival opera Saul sweeps national Helpmann Awards
Just as David slew Goliath, the Adelaide Festival’s centrepiece opera Saul toppled almost all its competition at Monday night’s national Helpmann Awards, sweeping six prizes from seven nominations.
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Mozart
1 to 3 Mar 2019

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Adelaide Festival Hamlet receives 7 Helpmann Awards nominations
For the second year running, opera leads the South Australian charge at this year’s national Helpmann Awards, with the Adelaide Festival’s production of Hamlet scoring seven nominations.
19 Jun 2018 / The Advertiser
Adelaide festival 2018 opera headliner is Brett Dean's Hamlet
Following the success of Barrie Kosky’s Saul, Adelaide festival continues its Glyndebourne partnership with another Australian creative team.
17 Aug 2017 / The Guardian
Adelaide Festival opera Saul sweeps national Helpmann Awards
Just as David slew Goliath, the Adelaide Festival’s centrepiece opera Saul toppled almost all its competition at Monday night’s national Helpmann Awards, sweeping six prizes from seven nominations.
25 Jul 2017 / The Advertiser
Adelaide festival 2017
Program spanning opera, film, dance, music, performance art and theatre to feature Rufus Wainwright’s ‘symphonic visual concert’ and Neil Armfield’s outdoor production of The Secret River.
21 Nov 2016 / The Guardian

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