Met Live: Hamlet

  • $28 General / $10 Community Access / 7-17s Free
  • Hahn Hall
  • estimated run time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

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MET LIVE IN HD ENCORE SCREENING

BRETT DEAN / LIBRETTO BY MATTHEW JOCELYN Hamlet

When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features Music Academy alumna soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, Music Academy alumnus baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

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