Celebrating Brett Dean

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Rarely has an operatic event taken the musical world by storm such as Brett Dean’s Hamlet did on premiere in the UK in June 2017.

In the wake of that international acclaim, Brett Dean has established himself 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.

Brett Dean’s ANAM residency is generously supported by Kerry Landman.
The 2018 ANAM Orchestra at the MRC season is generously supported by of Loris Orthwein.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)


Lorina Gore, soprano
Brett Dean, conductor
Topi Lehtipuu, tenor
ANAM Orchestra


Richard Meale
Clouds now and then

Brett Dean
From Melodious Lay (A Hamlet Diffraction)

Lisa Illean
Land’s End

George Lentz
Jerusalem (after Blake)


This production is part of the following series:

Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)

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