Venue Details

3050 Star Starred
The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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I wore suit with an open neck. Hey, anything but blue jeans!.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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33 events
22 reviews
20 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

Wonderful evening. Spectacular set design and sumptuous costumes made the opera a visual treat. Agree with other reviewers that Samuel Ramey's voice was not great - warbly and gravelly. The lead baritone Liam Bonner was wonderful and had great...continued

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58 events
17 reviews
4 stars
attended May 27 2010

Riveting performance. Elizabeth Futral as Ophelia was outstanding.....spectacular sets and lighting----what's not to like?!

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Mike Begley Red Velvet
14 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended May 27 2010

This was a poor excuse for a professional opera performance. The once-great Sam Ramey wobbles so badly one cannot tell what pitches he is singing. The production is poorly-acted. No one in the cast seemed to have the vaguest clue about proper...continued

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Website

http://www.dc-opera.org/performances/0910/hamlet.asp

Description

Composed by Ambroise Thomas

Libretto by Michele Carré and

Jules Barbier

Company Premiere

Production from Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Sung in French with English supertitles

Ambroise Thomas’ musically and dramatically virtuosic adaptation of the classic story follows Hamlet in his pursuit to avenge his father’s murder.  Known for Ophelia’s hauntingly beautiful mad scene, “À vos jeux, mes amis,” this dazzling production by Thaddeus Strassberger brings Shakespeare’s famous play to life.  The opera is conducted by WNO’s General Director Plácido Domingo and Patrick Fournillier.

The running time for this production is approximately three hours and five minutes including one 20-minute intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: Washington National Opera

As the resident opera company of the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera (WNO) draws on a rich history to offer high-quality grand opera featuring internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, WNO serves as a vital resource throughout the Washington metro area, bringing opera to a broad public through its award-winning education and community programs.