Nicholas Carter conducts the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet

Nicholas Carter conducts the Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival this week, joined by an outstanding cast of both Australian and international singers, with British tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Described by The Times as “a magnificent new opera” (★★★★★), Brett Dean’s work breathes new life into Shakespeare’s best known tragic story of betrayal and revenge.

Rehearsals for Hamlet at the Adelaide Festival

American baritone Rod Gilfry reprises his role as Claudius, with other cast members including Australian sopranos Cheryl Barker and Lorina Gore, British tenor Kim Begley, American counter-tenor Christopher Lowrey, British counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap, and Australian tenor Samuel Sakker, baritone Douglas McNicol and bass Jud Arthur.

Performances take place 2, 4 and 6 March at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. More information here.

Later this season, Nicholas will make his Paris debut at the Theatre des Champs Elysées, conducting concert performances of Samson & Dalila with the Orchestre National de France. Roberto Alagna takes on role of Samson, with Marie-Nicole Lemieux as Dalila, and Alexander Tsymbalyuk as Abimélech.

Nicholas will also make debuts with the Orchestre Métropolitain (conducting Britten, Morel and Mussorgsky/Ravel, plus the premiere of Samy Moussa’s Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra) and the Bochumer Symphoniker (conducting Sibelius, Weber and Vaughan Williams).

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