Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Operatic version of Hamlet in HD simulcast Saturday March 27


See Ambroise Thomas operatic version of Hamlet broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera at local theaters worldwide. The Showcase and Quality 16 in Ann Arbor and many other Michigan theaters will feature the show. To find your local venue, check here: http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/broadcast/template.aspx?id=4654

Ticket prices vary but generally run around $18-20, and may be ordered online from individual theaters. Many sites sell out before the date of the event, so order early.

Hamlet – Ambroise Thomas

March 27, 2010 at 1:00 pm ET
US Encore: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 (6:30 PM local time)
Canada Encore: April 24, 2010, 1 pm
Expected Running time: 3 hours, 43 minutes, 2 intermissions
The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations
than any other writer’s. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring
their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard’s most
unforgettable characters in this new production of Ambroise Thomas’s
Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an
extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera.
Conductor: Louis Langrée; Production: Patrice Caurier/Moshe Leiser;
Natalie Dessay, Jennifer Larmore, Toby Spence, Simon Keenlyside,
James Morris

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