by Ambroise ThomasTo be or not to be ...
Trapped by the horrifying truth about his father's murder, Hamlet becomes the eye of an increasingly violent storm. His vengeance destroys everything – even love. Based on Shakespeare's unforgettable classic, this treasure of French opera shimmers anew with luxurious melodies and searing theatricality.
Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.
Run time, including one intermission, is 2 hours 45 minutes.
Hamlet joins his friends Horatio and Marcellus outside the castle walls. They warn the prince they have seen a ghost they believe to be Hamlet’s father...
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Nearly forgotten today, Ambroise Thomas was a central figure in the mid- to late-19th-century Parisian operatic scene. Born to a musical family, Thomas entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1828...
Sat. 3/2/13 at 7:30pm
Tue. 3/5/13 at 7:30pm
Thu. 3/7/13 at 7:30pm
Sat. 3/9/13 at 7:30pm
Sun. 3/10/13 at 2:00pm
All performances take place at the Ordway.
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