"Valentine's Day, Pirates & Naked Hamlet" (w/ subtitles) excerpts from the premiere of a staged concert version of "HAMLET Soundtheater/Opera" (Music & Libretto by Carson Kievman) at SoBe Arts' Little Stage Theater, Miami Beach, February 24 - March 11, 2012. Video Update March 2017

The final commission by legendary theatrical producer Joseph Papp for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (1987-91) but never performed due to Papp's passing in 1991. [Note: For this production the singers were accompanied by digital piano and/or midi realization of a piano reduction instead of the original instrumental orchestrations (score)]

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HAMLET Opera (World Premiere)

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Highlights (w/ subtitles) from the world premiere of a staged concert version of "HAMLET Soundtheater/Opera" (Music & Libretto by Carson Kievman. Based on "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" by William Shakespeare) at SoBe Arts' Little Stage Theater, Miami Beach,…


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Highlights (w/ subtitles) from the world premiere of a staged concert version of "HAMLET Soundtheater/Opera" (Music & Libretto by Carson Kievman. Based on "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" by William Shakespeare) at SoBe Arts' Little Stage Theater, Miami Beach, February 24 - March 11, 2012. The final commission by legendary theatrical producer Joseph Papp for the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (1987-91) but never performed due to Papp's passing in 1991. Kenneth Mattice, Hamlet - Jeffrey Wienand, Laertes - Richard Cassell, Polonius - Michael Douglas-Jones, Claudius - Danielle Krause, Gertrude - Meagan Brus, Ophelia - Enrique Estrada, Rosencrantz - David Schnell, Guildenstern - Justin John Moniz, Horatio - Kunya Rowley, Marcellus - Jillian Staffiera, Player Queen - John Cabralli, Fortenbras - Enrique Coizeau, Cornelius - John Yaffe, Conductor - Carson Kievman, Stage Director - Robert Perry, Lighting Designer - Angelina Esposito, Costume Designer - Yueh-Yin Liao, Pianist - Mary Adelyn Kauffman, Chorus Master/Rehearsal Pianist/Coach. [Note: For this production the singers were accompanied by digital piano and/or midi realization of a piano reduction instead of the original instrumental orchestrations (score)]

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