as part of Metropolitan Opera Live
Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series: 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 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. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.
3 hrs, 35 min.
Conductor: Nicholas Carter
Ophelia: Brenda Rae
Gertrude: Sarah Connolly
Rosencrantz: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Guildenstern: Christopher Lowrey
Hamlet: Allan Clayton
Laertes: David Butt Philip
Polonius: William Burden
Horatio: Jacques Imbrailo
Tickets go on sale to METROPOLITAN OPERA MEMBERS (please note, this is separate from a Rose membership) at the box office only from 9/2-9/7. You must have a Met member priority pass. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on 9/8 at the box office as well as online.