Hamlet

Jun 25 2022 - 1:00pm

General Admission $20, $18 Opera House Members, $10 Students

When Australian composer Brett Dean's Hamlet has its world premiere at the Glyndenbourne 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."

This riveting contemporary masterpiece closes out the 2021-22 Met Live season, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work's premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met.  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 soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet's father.

Sung in English with English subtitles, the production runs three hours, 15 minutes with one intermission.

Live at the Met is underwritten with support from Daniel S. Kaufman and Timothy W. Beaver