Met Live in HD: Hamlet

Met Live in HD: Hamlet

Live Broadcasts | 06/11/2022 | 12:55PM

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Brett Dean / Libretto by Matthew Jocelyn
Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Pre-Opera Lecture: Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Approximate intermission time: 2:45PM
Approximate end time: 4:15PM
Encore Broadcast

Sung in: English

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.

Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12:00PM. The lecture for Hamlet will be conducted by Artistic Director of Victory Hall Opera, Miriam Gordon-Stewart.

Hamlet is a Glyndebourne production

Image credits: Richard Hubert Smith / Glyndebourne Festival

About the Met Live in HD:

In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 73 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.

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Ticket Prices

  • $ 18.00 Student
  • $ 23.00 Senior
  • $ 25.00 Adult

Schedule of Events

  • June 11, 2022 | 12:55PM
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  • Allan Clayton as "Hamlet"
  • Brenda Rae as "Ophelia"
  • Sarah Connolly as "Gertrude"
  • Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen as "Rosencrantz"
  • Christopher Lowrey as "Guildenstern"
  • David Butt Philip as "Laertes"
  • William Burden as "Polonius"
  • Jacques Imbrailo as "Horatio"
  • Rod Gilfry as "Claudius"
  • John Tomlinson as "Ghost/Gravedigger/Player"


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