Adelaide Festival 2018

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


2 – 6 Mar 2018
Duration 2hrs 40mins
Interval 20mins


Fri, 2 Mar 2018, 7:30PM
Sun, 4 Mar 2018, 5:00PM
Tue, 6 Mar 2018, 6:00PM
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Adult $289.00
Friends $249.00
A Reserve
Adult $219.00
Friends $185.00
Concession $175.00
B Reserve
Adult $189.00
Friends $160.00
Concession $152.00
Under 30 $90.00
C Reserve
Adult $149.00
Friends $127.00
Concession $120.00
Under 30 $70.00
A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Festival Theatre

On General Sale

9am Thursday 31 August. Register to be notified.
Friends of Adelaide Festival receive 15% discount on all ticketing and access to a priority booking period. Book below.


Lock out period applies.

Concession includes

Pensioner, Fulltime Student with ID

Group Bookings

For bookings of 10+ tickets, please call BASS on 08 8205 2220 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Available from 31 August.

A new opera by Brett Dean
Conducted by Nicholas Carter
Directed by Neil Armfield

"…a magnificent new opera" ★★★★★ – The Times (UK)

Exclusive to Adelaide

After rapturous reviews from its world premiere at the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the UK, Neil Armfield’s production of Brett Dean’s Hamlet comes to Adelaide Festival 2018.

Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy is given new life as a darkly complex opera, in this Australia premiere and Adelaide-exclusive. The timeless tale of love, betrayal and revenge is taken to new levels through Brett Dean’s vivid and richly lyrical music, highlighted by sensational arias, ensembles and choruses.

Conducted by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Nicholas Carter, the musical grandeur of the production extends beyond the stage with a semi-chorus and extra percussion adding to an all-encompassing theatrical experience.

Leading an outstanding cast of international and Australian singers in the title role of Hamlet is the brilliant British tenor Allan Clayton, hailed as “physically vivid, emotionally affecting, psychologically astute” by The Times (UK), alongside American baritone Rod Gilfry, British tenor Kim Begley, leading Australian sopranos Cheryl Barker and Lorina Gore, American counter-tenor Christopher Lowrey and British counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap.

"Exciting, colourful, and perfectly-paced" – Limelight

"Brilliant music, rapturously received" –  The Telegraph, UK

"The piece succeeds magnificently. Australia must see it as soon as possible" – The Australian

Librettist Matthew Jocelyn
Conductor Nicholas Carter
Director Neil Armfield
Set Designer Ralph Myers
Costume Designer Alice Babidge
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Movement Director and Assistant Director Denni Sayers
Chorus Master Brett Weymark

With the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the State Opera of South Australia Chorus

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A Glyndebourne Festival Opera production. Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.