Hamlet

In Theaters Sat, Jun 4, Wed, Jun 8

The Met: Live in HD

Hamlet

215 Minutes

On June 4, one of today’s most riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with tenor Allan Clayton starring in the title role of this shattering Shakespeare adaptation.

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. 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.

Music: Brett Dean / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn

Language: English, with English subtitles

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Hamlet

Run Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

Categories: Performing Arts

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Nicholas Carter

Conductor

Nicholas Carter

Conductor

Nicholas Carter

Brenda Rae

Ophelia

Brenda Rae

Ophelia

Brenda Rae

Sarah Connolly

Gertrude

Sarah Connolly

Gertrude

Sarah Connolly

Allan Clayton

Hamlet

Allan Clayton

Hamlet

Allan Clayton

William Burden

Polonius

William Burden

Polonius

William Burden

Jacques Imbrailo

Horatio

Jacques Imbrailo

Horatio

Jacques Imbrailo

Rod Gilfry

Claudius

Rod Gilfry

Claudius

Rod Gilfry

John Tomlinson

Ghost

John Tomlinson

Ghost

John Tomlinson

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