A few seasons back, we had an assistant conductor who was championing a rarely seen 19th century work by Ambroise Thomas, “Hamlet,” and who completely convinced me of the need to see it revived and fully staged. He must be an extremely happy camper today, as the Metropolitan Opera hosts a touring production of the work, starring Simon Keenlyside in the title role.
According to “The New York Times” Anthony Tommasini, it is the first time in some 113 years that the work has been seen at the Met and -- if not the greatest Hamlet ever -- certainly well worth experiencing.
If anybody knows of any terrific deals on airfare to New York for the coming weekend….
(Photo courtesy of Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)
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