Director: Phelim McDermott
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Soprano Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’sThe Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel.
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dallowayand 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 soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott directst his compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and 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 Samaritans by dialing 116 123 or visiting samaritans.org/