Metropolitan Opera Live: Hamlet


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Sat, Jun 4, 2022 10:55 AM
The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Tue, Jun 14, 2022 7:30 PM
Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:195 min
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast Members:Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, William Burden
Writers:Matthew Jocelyn
Music:Brett Dean


Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen. 

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.