|Franco Pomponi rehearsing Hamlet at La Monnaie|
|Stéphane Degout as Hamlet in Vienna|
Hamlet is a five acts grand opera by the French composer Ambroise Thomas, with a libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier. It as based on a French adaptation by Alexandre Dumas, père, and Paul Meurice of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The work was premiered at the Paris Opéra March 9, 1868. Among the noted singers in the original cast were Jean-Baptiste Faure as Hamlet and Christine Nilsson as Ophelia.
The production at La Monnaie is directed by Olivier Py and is running from December 3-22. Tickets are available online.
|Jérôme Varnier as the spectre and Henk Neven as Horatio|
It will also be available on television on December 17 at Mezzo TV.
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