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Zurich Opera House
Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet
Opéra Bastille, Paris
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Vienna State Opera
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Ambroise Thomas: HamletOpéra Bastille, Paris
Director Krzysztof Warlikowski and conductor Pierre Dumoussaud revisit Hamlet, Ambroise Thomas’ romantic masterpiece, on the stage of the Opéra Bastille. Featuring Ludovic Tézier in the title role.
Hamlet is undeniably one of William Shakespeare’s most famous works. Peopled by ghosts and characters assailed by their own tormented psyches and tragic loves, the play found a particular resonance with the Romantics of the 19th century. Indeed, the plight of the Prince of Denmark inspired Alexandre Dumas père to revisit the play in the French style – a reworking that was in turn adapted by librettists Michel Carré and Jules Barbier. This libretto inspired Ambroise Thomas to pen an impassioned opera that demonstrates his mastery of vocal and orchestral writing. It is one of his finest scores, in the tradition of grand opera à la française.
Pierre Dumoussaud and Krzysztof Warlikowski have transposed Ambroise Thomas’ masterpiece to the stage of the Paris Opera. Ludovic Tézier sings the sublime baritone role of Hamlet, supported by Jean Teitgen (Claudius), Eve-Maud Hubeaux (Gertrude) and Lisette Oropesa (Ophelia). The voices of these exceptional singers find their perfect vocal and musical partners in the Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris National Opera.
Opera filmed on 30 March 2023 at the Opéra Bastille, Paris.
Photo © Bernd Uhlig
Alejandro Balinas Vieites
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Alessandro Di Stefano
Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Paris
Michel Carré et Jules Barbier
From 04/04/2023 to 30/03/2024