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Libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier after the play by William Shakespeare
March 2, 5, 7, 9 and 10, 2013 Ordway, St. Paul, MN
Trapped by the horrifying truth about his father's murder, Hamlet becomes the eye of an increasingly violent storm. Based on Shakespeare's unforgettable classic, this rediscovered treasure of French opera shimmers with luxurious melodies and searing theatricality.
Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.
CREATIVE TEAM Christopher Franklin, conductor Thaddeus Strassberger, stage director Thaddeus Strassberger, set designer Mary Traylor, costume designer Mark McCullough, lighting designer
CAST Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Brian Mulligan Ophélie, Polonius' daughter Marie-Eve Munger King Claudius, Hamlet's uncle Wayne Tigges Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother Katharine Goeldner Laëte, Polonius' son Jason Slayden Ghost of Hamlet's father TBA Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain TBA Horatio, Hamlet's friend Richard Ollarsaba Marcellus, an officier John Robert Lindsey Two gravediggers Matthew Opitz, TBA