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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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"Hamlet"
13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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40 events
25 reviews
24 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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Hal
30 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 01 2010

A very interesting production with a very effective set. Good singing all around except for the sadly over-the-hill Samuel Ramey. For us the best singing was from the lovely Elizabeth Futral as Ophelia.

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jan
51 events
30 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 04 2010

singing and acting and music were excellent

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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.

Washington National Opera: <em>Champion</em> Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Mariinsky Ballet: <em>The Little Humpbacked Horse</em> <em>Tudor, Ashton, Stiefel</em> Monster Jam <em>Copenhagen</em> <em>Treasure Island</em> AMSOIL Arenacross