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Hamlet triumphs at 2018 Opera Awards

11 April 2018

Australian composer Brett Dean’s new opera Hamlet, which had its world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival 2017, has won World Premiere of the Year at the 2018 International Opera Awards.

The new opera is the work of composer Brett Dean and librettist Matthew Jocelyn and was staged by director Neil Armfield, Co-Artistic Director of Adelaide Festival, where the production was a raving success earlier this year.

Vladimir Jurowski, who conducted the premiere, was also awarded the Conductor of the Year prize. The winners were selected by an international jury chaired of by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph.