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AdelaideWatershed: The Death of Dr Duncan

Twist: Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan
Christie Anderson; Neil Armfield; State Opera of South Australia; Adelaide Chamber Singers; Lewis Major

New York CityHamletNew production

Dean: Hamlet
Nicholas Carter; Neil Armfield; Metropolitan Opera; Ralph Myers; Alice Babidge; Jon Clark; Brenda Rae
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The after party you can't miss: Pinchgut's Platée

In arguably its best production to date, theatre luminary Neil Armfield combines with Pinchgut and Erin Helyard for the first time to deliver this electrifying production of Rameau's comic masterpiece, Platée.
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A stunning Midsummer Night's Dream for the Adelaide Festival

Neil Armfield's enchanting production of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream finally comes to Australia as the centrepiece of the 2021 Adelaide Festival, making a virtue of necessity with its astute casting of Australian talent.
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To sing or not to sing: Hamlet in Adelaide

Brett Dean's Hamlet is an extremely powerful theatrical experience, excelling in all aspects of production, singing and musical values, but is it an opera?
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“Or not to be”: Hamlet revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

A restless score, a stylish modern setting and gripping central performances from David Butt Philip (trading Laertes at the festival for the title role here) and Jennifer France (Ophelia) do much to commend this new work
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Hamlet boldly adapted by Brett Dean

Brett Dean treats Shakespeare's behemoth as a timeless story told in language that has become timeless; no effort is spared in elucidating and amplifying that story.
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The Magic Flute: American nostalgia invoked in Chicago

Setting the opera in the backyard of a suburban house feels refreshingly honest: the ridiculous and simplistic tale of the evil witch, the prince and the maiden is rightfully returned to the arena of children's games, and adults look on indulgently, with a wink.
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