Hamlet (The Metropolitan Opera)
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Hamlet (The Metropolitan Opera)
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Hamlet (The Metropolitan Opera) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Terrible

A 2017 opera based on Shakespeare's famous tragedy of the same name.

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172 Reviews | 21 Followers
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Terrible, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You are into atonal, non-melodic music! This to me is NOT opera. If you want to see Hamlet with a twist, see this production.

Don't see it if You are into traditional, enchanting, beautiful opera.Hamlet is painful to your ears! Read more

Critic Reviews (3)

The New York Times
May 15th, 2022

"Dean and Jocelyn’s “Hamlet” is brooding, moving and riveting. These two artists have put a softly steaming small choir in the orchestra pit, and musicians in balcony boxes for fractured fanfares. And, through acoustic means and groaning subwoofers alike, they have put the agonized characters nearly inside your bloodstream."
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New York Classical Review
May 15th, 2022

"Clocking in at over three hours, with one intermission, the opera is as unwieldy as most productions of the play. Opera doesn’t need to be an endurance test. By the end of the first act, which runs for 105 minutes, the audience was getting restive. Standing near an exit at intermission, a small, but steady stream of people left, not to return. Since heeding Polonius’ oft-repeated words regarding brevity wasn’t in the cards, surely another break could have been inserted to lighten the load."
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O
May 14th, 2022

"While watching this 'Hamlet,' a plethora of thoughts came to me. Is this an opera or a sung play with music? Is this a self-aware satire or a tragic melodrama? Is it 'Hamlet' or a commentary on 'Hamlet?' ... This identity crisis in many ways mirrors its titular character quite well, thus creating a situation of form and content being solidly united."
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