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Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 9:55 AM PST

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Kevin Puts / Libretto by Greg Pierce Sung in English

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 - who most recently wowed Met audiences with his staging of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten - directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.

This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.

Run time 2hrs 55mins, including one intermission.

Based on the book by Michael Cunningham and the Paramount Pictures film.

Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

In collaboration with Improbable.

The production of The Hours was made possible by a generous gift from Robert L. Turner, in memory of his mother, Suzanne Wilbert Turner.

Production - Phelim McDermott Set and Costume Designer - Tom Pye Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet Projection Designer - Finn Ross Choreographer - Annie-B Parson Dramaturg - Paul Cremo

(Photo by Paola Kudacki / Metropolitan Opera)

Venue

ArtSpring Theatre
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8


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