Celebrating Brett Dean

ANAM at Melbourne Recital Centre

Rarely has an operatic event taken the musical world by storm such as Brett Dean’s Hamlet did on its premiere in the UK in June 2017. In the wake of that international acclaim, Brett Dean is now established as one of the world’s most revered composers. Brett returns home to ANAM to direct the ANAM Orchestra in a thoughtfully curated program of Australian orchestral music, including the Australian premiere of his From Melodious Lay, the song cycle drawn from his Shakespearean opera.

MEALE Clouds now and then
B DEAN From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction)
ILLEAN Land’s End
LENTZ Jerusalem (after Blake)

Lorina Gore soprano
Topi Lehtipuu tenor
Brett Dean conductor
ANAM Orchestra

“I am a firm believer in the need to program Australian works if you are going to develop a national repertoire,” - Brett Dean


We recently interviewed Brett Dean for our Music Makers newspaper.
Read the interview

“Dean’s Hamlet is a rare thing, an authentic musical interpretation of a play that both enhances Shakespeare and is very much its own master” Clive Paget, Limelight Magazine
Read the Review

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre

Brett Dean’s ANAM residency is generously supported by Kerry Landman

The 2018 ANAM at Melbourne Recital Centre series is generously supported by of Loris Orthwein

Image by Bettina Stoess



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