A tribute to the world’s greatest playwright.
  • Concerts
  • 26 feb 2016, Main Stage.
  • 2 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 interval.
  • Ensemble

    Ensemble

    Conducter
    Henrik Schaefer
    Soloist
    Ann-Kristin Jones
    The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Hamlet 360°

“Goodnight sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!”Horatio. Hamlet act 5 scene 2

A concert with music inspired by William Shakespeare’s drama Hamlet. 

William Shakespeare and opera itself were born in nearly the same year. While the very first operas were being composed in Italy, Shakespeare was writing his plays. His influence on music and musical drama is monumental. 400 years after his death and in parallel to our presentation of Shakespeare inspired music and dance, this concert circles 360° around just one character: Hamlet. Music exploring the soul of the melancholy Dane.

A special treat will await you in the foyer straight after the concert: Henrik Schaefer, conductor and Music Director for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra, will play the viola in the piece Hamlet Echoes and Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director for Opera/Drama will read Hamlet’s famous soliloquy “To be, or not to be…” with perfect English diction.

Concert programme


Ann-Kristin Jones
  • Niels Gade: Hamlet op. 37, overture (1861)
  • Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920)
  • Sergey Prokofiev: Selections from Hamlet op. 77 (1937)
    Claudius' March,
    Ophelia’s four songs
    (sung by mezzo-soprano Ann-Kristin Jones)
    Fortinbras’ Final March   
Interval

  • William Walton, Hamlet and Ophelia (1967)
  • Franz Liszt, Hamlet S.104, symphonic poem no. 10 (1858)
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Hamlet op. 67
In the foyer after the concert 

  • Christian Jost, Hamlet Echoes (2010)
    Sung by mezzo-soprano Ann-Kristin Jones
  • Henri Tomasi, Être ou ne pas être, Monologue d'Hamlet (1963)
  • William Shakespeare, “To be, or not to be…” Hamlet, (3.1.64–98)
    Performed by Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director, Opera/ drama


Shakespeare package offers

SHAKESPEARE PACKAGE 1: CONCERT AND OPERA

Hamlet 360°, Friday 26/2 +
Hamlet, Friday 15/4

SEK 695 (REG. PRICE SEK 925)

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SHAKESPEARE PACKAGE 2: CONCERT AND OPERA

Hamlet 360°, Friday 26/2 +
Macbeth, Friday 20/5

SEK 695 (REG. PRICE  SEK 925)

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SHAKESPEARE PACKAGE 3: CONCERT AND DANCE

Hamlet 360°, Friday 26/2 +
Romeo & Julia, Friday 3/6

SEK 690

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