A compelling new opera about three women in different times and places, The Hours is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham and the Academy Award-winning film adaptation that followed. Both the book and the film make heavy reference to an earlier novel, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, which forms a sort of parallel background narrative. The opera uses Woolf’s and Cunningham’s magisterial prose as a departure point from which to explore ambiguities and fluidities that cry out for musical expression.
An NCPA – The Metropolitan Opera (New York) Presentation
Sung in English with English Subtitles
Music: Kevin Puts
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Cast: Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Joyce DiDonato, Kathleen Kim, Sylvia D’Eramo, Denyce Graves, John Holiday, William Burden, Sean Panikkar, Kyle Ketelsen & Brandon Cedel
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