Go to top




Opera in five acts
Libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier, based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare
First performed at Opéra de Paris, Salle le Peletier, 9 March 1868
Editions Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel

Coproduction Opéra national du Rhin and Opéra de Marseille

Hamlet Régis Mengus
Ophélie Lisette Oropesa
Gertrude Stella Grigorian
Claudius Philippe Rouillon
Laërte Benjamin Bernheim
Horatio/1er fossoyeur Alexandre Diakoff
Marcellus/2e fossoyeur Nicolas Wildi
Polonius Marcin Habela
Le Spectre du roi Daniel Golossov

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir
prepared by Jacques Blanc

Conductor Fabien Gabel
Director Vincent Boussard
Set designer Vincent Lemaire
Costume designer Katia Duflot
Lighting designer Guido Levi
Assistant director Natascha Ursuliak

Sunday 5 February 2017, 5PM
Wednesday 8
February 2017, 7PM
Friday 10
February 2017, 8PM
Sunday 12
February 2017, 3PM

Ticket price CHF 25.- to 170.-
Duration: approx. 3h20 (one intermission included)

The passion of the French romantics for everything Shakespeare is well known, even when adapted to the tastes of the 19th century. When Ambroise Thomas takes a hold of the subject, Hamlet and Ophelia's love and Polonius' betrayal, become the driving force of a plot where musical brio and sensuality lead to one of the most beautiful love duets in French opera.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 4 March 2017, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra - Production by Serene Regard and Martine Guers

Forum Opéra conference

Thursday 26 January 2017, 6:45PM

Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Georges Reymond
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch