The Hours
Film
Met Opera in HD

The Hours

composed by Kevin Puts with a libretto by Greg Pierce
December 10, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 22/23 Art On Screen season. This is an archived view.

Three women grapple with their roles in society in this poignant world premiere, based on Michael Cunningham's acclaimed novel.

22/23 Art On Screen

Creating The Hours

 

Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts's The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham's acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. 

The exciting premiere radiates with star power with Kelli O'Hara and Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera's trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts's powerful score. 

The Hours contains themes of suicide. If you or someone you know is considering self-harm or suicide, help is available from the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting 988lifeline.org.

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