Met Live Opera: The Hours


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Dec 10, 2022 11:00 AM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Dec 14, 2022 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Met Live Opera
Run Time:3 hours, 13 minutes
Met Company
Conductor:Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Opera Company:Renée Fleming (Clarissa Vaughan)
Kelli O’Hara (Laura Brown)
Joyce DiDonato (Virginia Woolf)
Sean Panikkar (Leonard Woolf)
William Burden (Louis)
Kyle Ketelsen (Richard)
Brandon Cedel (Dan Brown)
Production:Phelim McDermott
Set Designer:Tom Pye
Costume Designer:Tom Pye
Lighting Designer:Bruno Poet
Choreographer:Annie-B Parson


Kevin Puts
The Hours

Libretto by Greg Pierce

Live: Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:00 a.m.
Encore: Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 3:00 p.m.

There will be a pre-opera talk led by John Steinbrunner one hour before the LIVE performance on Saturday.

Cast: Renée Fleming (Clarissa Vaughan), Kelli O’Hara (Laura Brown), Joyce DiDonato (Virginia Woolf), Sean Panikkar (Leonard Woolf), William Burden (Louis), Kyle Ketelsen (Richard), Brandon Cedel (Dan Brown)

Soprano Rene´e 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 Ne´zet-Se´guin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.