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The Metropolitan Opera – Hamlet

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing back the Metropolitan Opera in HD! Please join us for a wonderful Sunday afternoon streaming of the Met Opera in HD.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for members)

Seating is general admission, no assigned seats

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.” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. 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.

Some of the world’s greatest composers have looked to the works of Shakespeare for inspiration, a tradition that continued with the 2017 premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet. The Bard’s immortal tragedy is among theater’s most captivating psychological portraits, and the incorporation of music—including tour-de-force vocal writing, imposing choral forces, and a powerful orchestral sweep—only escalates the tension of this classic tale.

Creators

PRODUCTION: Neil Armfield

SCENIC DESIGNER: Ralph Myers

COSTUME DESIGNER: Alice Babidge

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Jon Clark

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Denni Sayers

FIGHT DIRECTOR: Nicholas Hall

  • Type: The Met Opera
  • Time: July 10, 2022 - 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Venue:Acadiana Center for the Arts
  • Duration:2.5 hrs