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Brett Dean's opera 'Hamlet' premieres at Glyndebourne

The opera premiered in June 2017, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. A month later, the production was live streamed on Glyndebourne's website free of charge. The production was then presented in 2018 at the Adelaide Festival with Clayton, Gilfry, and Begley from the Glyndebourne cast and Cheryl Barker as Gertrude.

Shanley's 'Storefront Church' opens Off-Broadway

Storefront Church ran Off-Broadway in a production by the Atlantic Theater Company. The play concerns Bronx residents "whose lives become tangled in unexpected ways when a mortgage goes sour". Storefront Church was also put up by San Francisco Playhouse in San Francisco where it was very well received.

'The Wild Party' closes on Broadway

The Wild Party is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. It is based on the Joseph Moncure March narrative poem of the same name. The Broadway production coincidentally opened during the same theatrical season as an off-Broadway musical with the same title and source material.

Bedřich Smetana's opera 'Libuše' premieres in Prague

Libuše is an opera in three acts, with music composed by Bedřich Smetana. The opera was composed for the coronation of Franz Josef as Czech king. The crowning never took place, however, and Smetana saved Libuše for the opening of the National Theatre in Prague nine years later.

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