"When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, 'New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge'” Now, this riveting contemporary masterpiece arrives at the Met, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to New York. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role."

Get ready for the Metropolitan Opera's screening of the opera "Hamlet" by joining the New Swan Shakespeare Center for an informative introduction to this modern classic. You can view the production itself at a local theater through the Met's HD Live Stream program on June 4 or June 8. Information on participating theaters here: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/2021-22-season/hamlet-live-in-hd/

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Event co-sponsored by Laguna Woods Society for Shakespeare and Modern Culture.