LIVE WORLD PREMIERE
Composed Kevin Puts / Libretto by Greg Pierce
Soprano 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 soprano Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano 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 poignant and powerful score.
Approx. runtime: 3:13 [1 Intermission]
Bay Street is thrilled to be partnering with the Met to bring their 2022-2023 season to the east end. From December 2022 through next fall, audiences will be able to experience eleven spectacular productions, with nearly half of them broadcasting live, transmitted directly from The Met’s stage in New York City. With a mix of company premieres, new productions, and classic repertory favorites the season is set to deliver incredible performances at Bay Street through September 2023.
Theatergoers have the choice of purchasing tickets for the entire 11 part series at nearly half price at just $150 or purchasing for individual screenings at $35 per ticket, and $25 for subscribers and patrons.