HamletWest Edge Opera 2017 Festival
West Edge Opera presents the rare operatic incarnation of what may be the most famous play in the English-speaking world.
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This show closed on August 19, 2017
It may be the most famous play in the English-speaking world--the title role has proven irresistible for actors from Berndhardt to Olivier. For all that, Hamlet’s operatic incarnation is a rarity. In 1868 Ambroise Thomas gave the melancholy Dane lyrical life in a work we are delighted to offer this festival season. Baritone Edward Nelson, fresh from his performances at SF Opera in Don Pasquale, takes on the title role. Soprano Emma McNairy also joins the cast as Ophelie, returning after her successes in 2015's Lulu and 2016's Powder Her Face.
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2hr 45min (inc. intermission)
Recommended for ages 14 and up.