Hamlet Presented by the Washington National Opera at Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for Hamlet was Friday June 4, 2010 / 7:30pm.
Currently at The Kennedy Center - Opera House
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- $69.00 - $99.00
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- $48.00 - $69.00
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We ate at the terrace restaurant which is always a treat. There is another self serve restaurant at the terrace level which is quite nice as well. Both are aware that you are trying to get to a show so the service is geared to making sure you get out in time.La Bohème dining • Nov 13 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Leslie B.
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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 stage presence, as did the two female leads. Had good seat in center orchestra - bring opera glasses to see the detail on costumes. You may not recognize any of the music as it's an unusual opera rarely performed, but this production is worth seeing.
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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
Composed by Ambroise Thomas
Libretto by Michele Carré and
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.