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Opera Southwest on WRTI: Faccio's AMLETO (Hamlet), Nov. 18 at 1 PM

Get ready to hear something very special! Originally premiered in 1865 in Genoa, and then performed again in 1871 in Milan, Franco Faccio’s Amleto (Hamlet) was thought lost for over 135 years. Opera Southwest Artistic Director Anthony Barrese spent nearly a decade in libraries and the Ricordi archives recovering the work from a microfilm of the composer's autograph. What resulted was The Amleto Project.This performance, recorded in the fall of 2014 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center – Journal Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the first performance of the work in over 143 years, and is the American premiere. Listen on Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm on WRTI 90.1.

OperaDelaware presented the East Coast premiere of AMLETO, under the direction of Anthony Barrese, in May, 2016.

Visit OperaDelaware's website to see the libretto, a history of AMLETO, and more!

"Hamlet: from legend to play to opera"




Amleto / Alex Richardson
Claudio / Shannon DeVine
Geltrude / Caroline Worra
Ofelia / Abla Hamza
Laerte / Javier Gonzalez
Polonio / Matthew Curran
Lo Spettro / Jeff Beruan
Orazio / Joseph Hubbard
Marcello / Paul Bower

Conductor / Anthony Barrese