ROCKLAND — Dean’s “Hamlet” will be presented at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., as a live broadcast from New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m. An encore presentation will take place Tuesday, June 14, at 1 p.m.

Australian composer Brett Dean’s “Hamlet” had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017. On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

The Strand Theatre’s COVID-19 safety protocols include setting the auditorium capacity at 30%, or 100 seats per show; providing reserved seating with a buffer of empty seats around each group; and requiring all patrons and staff to wear masks. Please refer to the Strand Theatre website or call (207) 594-0070 for more information.

The estimated run time is 3 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $27/Adults; $25/Strand Members; and $15/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. Encore tickets are $23/Adults; $15/Strand Members; and $5/Students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. All tickets are for reserved seats, and are available at; by calling (207) 594-0070; or at the box office when the theater is open for shows, and one hour before each opera show time.

Jacques Imbrailo as Horatio, John Relyea as the Gravedigger, and Allan Clayton in the title role of Brett Dean’s “Hamlet.” Photo by Karen Almond / Met Opera