Hamlet

BRETT DEAN / LIBRETTO BY MATTHEW JOCELYN

Hamlet

LIVE IN HD

Overview

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.

Buy tickets for Hamlet live in the opera house here.

Languages

Languages sung in Hamlet

Sung In

English

Titles

Title languages displayed for Hamlet

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Hamlet

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs 15 mins

  • House Opens

  • Act I

    105 mins

  • Intermission

    30 mins

  • Act II

    60 mins

  • Opera Ends

Creators

PRODUCTION

Neil Armfield

SCENIC DESIGNER

Ralph Myers

COSTUME DESIGNER

Alice Babidge

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Jon Clark

MOVEMENT DIRECTOR

Denni Sayers

Fight Diretor

Nicholas Hall

Headshot of Brett Dean

Composer

Brett Dean

Hamlet