Hamlet (Amleto) – 2014

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There have been many successful operatic adaptations of Shakespeare, including such masterworks as Verdi’s Otello and Falstaff.

However, it was thought there was no credible adaptation of the Bard’s most famous play.

Until now.

For the last ten years, Opera Southwest Artistic Director Anthony Barrese has worked to bring back to life the lost work of the composer Franco Faccio and his better-known librettist Arrigo Boito. Faithful to the original Shakespearean text, even including an aria Essere o non essere (to be or not to be), this is a once-in-a-lifetime production.


Amleto / Alex Richardson
Claudio / Shannon DeVine
Geltrude / Caroline Worra
Ofelia / Abla Hamza
Laerte / Javier Gonzalez
Polonio / Matthew Curran
Lo Spettro / Jeff Beruan
Orazio / Joseph Hubbard
Marcello / Paul Bower

Conductor / Anthony Barrese
Stage Director / David Bartholomew
Scenic Design / Carey Wong