Please note: This show has been rescheduled for Friday, June 17, 2022 at 12:55pm. All previously purchased tickets will be honored and all ticket holders have been notified. Please contact our Box Office (603.436.2400) if you have any questions.
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.” This riveting contemporary masterpiece comes to the Met stage with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere. 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.
Run time: 3h 15m with 30m intermission • English