Composed in 2006 for soprano and piano, duration 6 minutes.
Hamlet is coming undone. Alone, Ophelia despairs.
- - Scroll down to view VIDEO: Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Lisa Kaplan, piano. April 6, 2012. Ganz Hall Roosevelt University, Chicago
O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown! / The courtier's, scholar's, soldier's, eye, tongue, sword, / Th' expectancy and rose of the fair state, / The glass of fashion and the mould of form, / Th' observ'd of all observers- quite, quite down! / And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, / That suck'd the honey of his music vows, / Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, / Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; / That unmatch'd form and feature of blown youth / Blasted with ecstasy. O, woe is me / T' have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
(from Hamlet, III i 132, William Shakespeare)