A new opera adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy is making its New York debut. Get Hamlet tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
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.
Get tickets to the Hamlet opera now.
3h 15m (incl. 30 min intermission)
May 13th, 2022
June 9th, 2022
Metropolitan Opera House
Cast and creative
By: Matthew Jocelyn, adapted from the play by William Shakespeare Songs by: Brett Dean Director: Neil Armfield Design: Ralph Myers Lighting: Jon Clark Costume: Alice Babidge Choreography: Denni Sayers Other info: Fight direction by Nicholas Hall