Opéra de Paris


In Cinemas 27, 28 & 31 May 2023
Thomas Hengelbrock
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Ludovic Tézier (Hamlet), Lisette Oropesa (Ophélie), Jean Teitgen (Claudius), Julien Behr (Laërte), Clive Bayley (Spectre du roi défunt), Frédéric Caton (Horatio), Julien Henric (Marcellus), Eve-Maud Hubeaux (Gertrude)
Ambroise Thomas
Krzysztof Warlikowski
Set Design
Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Approx. 3h20 including interval
Sung in French, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris, 30 Mar 2023
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Opera in five acts (1868)

New Production! This much anticipated new ParisOpera staging features the great French baritone Ludovic Tézier in the title role as the melancholic Danish prince.

Ambroise Thomas' opera is based on a French adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play by Alexandre Dumas. He and his librettists Michel Carré and Jules Barbier imbued the tale with an intensity that contributes to one of the most beautiful scores in the repertoire. The story is dominated by Hamlet’s existential questions, the ghost of his murdered father (Clive Bayley) and his doomed love for the lustrous Ophelia (Lisette Oropesa).

A milestone of grand opera for which director Krzysztof Warlikowski, ever fathoming the depths of the human soul, redraws the Shakespearean contours. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts.

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Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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