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Does anyone tell the story of a prince in crisis better than Shakespeare? Watch the theatrical adaptation of his famous work ‘Hamlet’ as an opera at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, in Sydney.

Why watch Hamlet

Brett Dean, Australia's most internationally recognized composer's evocative music with Shakespeare’s portrayal of a prince in crisis will stun the audience! He is best known for hits like Carlo, written for strings, sample, and tape, and inspired by the music of Renaissance maverick Carlo Gesualdo, as well as environmentally inspired pieces like Water Music and Pastoral Symphony. Watch Allan Clayton, make his Sydney Opera House debut, after being praised for his extraordinary performance at the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Adelaide Festival to great acclaim. Let’s not forget Lorina Gore as Ophelia and an outstanding cast set to set the stage on fire. Directed by Neil Armfield, book your Hamlet Sydney tickets, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

The story

This brilliantly orchestrated opera, infused with dramatic chorus scenes and intense vocal lines is a story about powerplay, secrets, revenge, and death. The story is about how Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, played by Allan Clayton, discovers the truth about his father King Hamlet’s death, by his ghost. Watch how rage takes over the prince and how he sacrifices his love for Ophelia to seek revenge. Will Hamlet get what he was looking for? Get Hamlet Sydney tickets, playing in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Great for

Drama | Opera lovers | Dark fantasy

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show details

Genre: Opera

Opening Date: 20 July 2024

Closing Date: 9 August 2024

Theatre Name: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Theatre Capacity: 1507

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Theatre Facilities: Wheelchair accessibility, pram parking, escalators and elevators, cloakrooms, food and beverages

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew


Neil Armfield


Brett Dean

Musical Direction

Tim Anderson

Bob Scott

Original play

William Shakespeare

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • This production contains the depiction of violence.

You will receive an email with your Hamlet voucher. No need to print. Please carry a valid photo ID for identification.

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