The Met: Live in HD - Hamlet (Dean), Sunday, June 5 at 1:00 PM
Time: 01:00 PM
Location: Quick Center for the Arts
Ticket Prices: $35 | $5 Fairfield University Students. Please note, Fairfield University and Prep Faculty and Staff enjoy discounted tickets by contacting the Quick Center Box Office.
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.” 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.
Pre-screening talk at noon will take place at the Dolan School of Business Event Hall. Pre-talks require advanced registration.
For more information, contact Quick Center Box Office / 203-254-4010 / email@example.com