Hamilton Comes to The Met!
It's finally happening. Peter Gelb has scrapped plans for this season's opening of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, and, in an effort to draw in younger audiences and raise ticket prices to truly ungodly levels, has announced its replacement: Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit, hip-hop musical HAMILTON.
Though Mr. Gelb could not yet be reached for further comment the cast list has been released as follows:
Alexander Hamilton: Jonas Kaufmann
Aaron Burr: Johann Botha
Eliza Schuyler Hamilton: Maria Guleghina
Angelica Schuyler Church: Renee Fleming
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson: Juan Diego Florez
George Washington: James Morris
King George III: Franco Farina
Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds: Deborah Voigt
John Laurens/Philip Hamilton: Richard Bernstein
Hercules Mulligan / James Madison: Thomas Hammons
Condctor: Nello Santi
Tickets go on sale at midnight and the run is expected to sell out.