Contemporary

Gramophone Awards 2019

Dean Hamlet

Allan Clayton ten Hamlet Barbara Hannigan sop Ophelia Sarah Connolly mez Gertrude Rod Gilfry bar Claudius Kim Begley ten Polonius John Tomlinson bass Ghost of Old Hamlet David Butt Philip ten Laertes Glyndebourne Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski 

(Opus Arte)

‘Screen viewing allows for total focus on an astonishing central performance from Allan Clayton. His portrayal of Hamlet’s decline would be noteworthy even without singing that is full of expressive meaning and always imbued with stringent beauty even in rage’

(Andrew Mellor, Awards issue 2018)

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