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Hamlet

Synopsis
Recording of a production of Ambroise Thomas’ 1868 opera in five acts starring Stéphane Degout in the title role and Sabine Devieilhe as Ophelia. Sung in French, it features the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées and the Choeur Les Eléments. Directed for the Opéra Comique in Paris by Cyril Teste, realised for the screen by Francois Roussillon. This production uses the original ending, in while Hamlet lives after killing Claudius and is hailed as the new king.
Language
English
Country
France
Medium
Video
Year of release
2019
Recording date
21 Dec 2018

Credits

Director
Francois Roussillon
Writer
Jules Barbier; Michel Carré
Music
Ambroise Thomas
Costume
Isabelle Deffin
Art Direction
Ramy Fischler
Conductor
Louis Langree
Cast
Stéphane DegoutHamlet
Laurent AlvaroClaudius
Sylvie Brunet-GrupposoGertrude
Nicolas LegouxPolonius
Sabine DevieilheOphelia
Jérôme VarnierGhost
Julien BehrLaertes
Kevin AmielMarcellus
Yoann DubruqueHoratio

Additional Details

Theatre
Opéra Comique
Production type
Operas and Musicals
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama; Music; Shakespeare

Notes

General
The production was filmed on 19 and 21 December 2018. The Blu-ray and DVD editions offer subtitles in Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese and Korean.
History
The original production ran from 16 to 29 December 2018 at the Opéra Comique in Paris.

Distributor

Name

Naxos Records

Email
cds@selectmusic.co.uk
Web
https://www.naxos.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01737 645600
Fax
01737 644065
Address
c/o Select Music
Unit 8, Salbrook Industrial Estate
Salbrook Road, Salfords
Redhill
RH1 5GJ
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