Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hamlet: The Opera

The following performance is by no means my favorite adaptation of Shakespeare, but its certainly interesting.  This particular event took place in my hometown, Miami, recently and I heard about it because my sister interviewed the producer of the project, Carson Kievman.  Kievman conceived the idea to make Hamlet into an opera.  Kievman's Hamlet was a work several decades in the making and is still being edited and changed.  Though I wasn't able to see the opera myself, I wish I could have and I enjoyed reading about the conception and performance of the piece.

Here is a post on my sister's blog about the work -

And here is an official article she was asked to write on -

1 comment:

  1. There's a long history of opera composers turning to Shakespeare. Do you think HAMLET lends itself to this treatment?