By David Salazar
PBS has announced that it will begin broadcasting the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of “Hamlet” on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. It will then be available for viewing in the New York Metro area on Nov. 13, 2022, on THIRTEEN.
The opera by Brett Dean stars Allan Clayton, Sarah Connolly, Rod Gilfry, Brenda Rae, and conductor Nicholas Carter. Neil Armfield directed.
Of the production, OperaWire’s review raved about Clayton in the title role. “Clayton is a revelation in his Met debut,” the review said. “Even if his characterization is questionable (for me at least), from the hushed and haunting ‘or not to be…’ that opens the opera, there’s no denying that he’s fully immersed in every microscopic detail attached to it. Not for one second do you even consider that this is an opera singer interpreting a character. He is the character.”
“Hamlet” is the final opera from Met’s 2021-22 season set to be broadcast on PBS.