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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Talk about your merry and bright -- the charm-filled Christmas musical that broke box office records on Broadway is coming to town. Based on the hit 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, this funny and heartfelt show follows the pointy-shoed footsteps of William "Buddy" Hobbs, who was raised as an elf in Santa's workshop and grows up -- and up, and up -- before finally discovering that he's actually human. So Santa sends Buddy on a quest to meet his human family, where it turns out the happy-go-lucky guy has to help them -- and the whole city of New York -- remember the true meaning of the season. Learn More
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.
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.
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.