The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet
Description: NCM Fathom brings the ultimate stage spectacle - The Met: Live in HD - to movie theatre screens nationwide. The broadcast of Thomas's opera Hamlet will be presented live for only one day on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT in select movie theatres.The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any other writer's. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard's most unforgettable characters in this new production of Ambroise Thomas's Hamlet. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer created an extended mad scene that is among the greatest in opera.
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