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MET/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. 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.

Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, John Tomlinson, Rod Gilfry, Sarah Connolly
215 Minutes
SPECIAL EVENT
Saturday, June 04 2022
Key:
21 Plus: only 21yrs old or older 21 Plus: only 21yrs old or older
EXTRASPLUS-EXCLUDED EXTRASPLUS-EXCLUDED
ICON-X ICON-X
Laser Projection Laser Projection
Recliners Recliners
VIP Reserved Seating VIP Reserved Seating

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