Hamlet

(1968)

by Humphrey Searle

Description
Opera in 3 acts
Contributors
Searle After Shakespeare (Author)
Duration
155
Genres
Opera
Text
Shakespeare
Instrumentation
2(=picc).2.2(I=asax.II=bcl).2(II=cbsn) - 4.2.(2).3.1 -timp - perc(4): timp/TD/SD/BD/cyms/4 tam-t/xyl/glsp/vib/whip/bell - pno(=cel) - organ - cimbalom - harp -strings
Languages
English
First Performance
March 1968, Hamburg State Opera House: Hamburg State Opera
Availability

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'Hamlet' reviews

‘Searle’s musical setting employs his by now familiar post - Schoenberg romantic idiom: it seems intrinsically apt for a play, which appeals to the romantic as well as the post - Freudian in modern times. In pace and timbre and response to situation, Searle is dynamic, flamboyant, fanciful, though careful about word audibility.’ The Times (William Mann) Read more

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