The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD
The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD returns to WHAT starting October 9, 2021. The Met’s 2021–22 season of live transmissions features ten spectacular productions, including four Met premieres. Tickets for WHAT’s screenings are now on sale.
Please note: Capacity is limited to allow for physical distancing between parties. Proof of vaccination and use of face masks is required to attend any performance.
June 4, 2022 12:55 PM
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.