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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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13 events
2 reviews
8 stars
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25 events
10 reviews
15 stars
KC cafeteria is horrible. Cafeteria with real restaurant $prices. Go over to Watergate and find pizza/salad place or hotel rest.for a bit more upscale. KC should be ashamed of itself for their "offerings".
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Reviews & Ratings

"Hamlet"
13 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Dorothy Levy
91 events
18 reviews
6 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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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
49 events
29 reviews
6 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.