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Divas Unite in Timeless Opera Drama
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About The Hours

Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s hit new opera, which played to sold-out audiences during its world-premiere production last season, triumphantly returns. The original trio of legendary divas—sopranos Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato—reprise their celebrated portrayals of three women from different eras whose lives are connected through Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. Bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen also returns as the dying author Richard, and Kensho Watanabe conducts Phelim McDermott’s gripping staging of this heart-wrenching drama, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel and the Oscar-winning film it inspired.

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 1925 Mrs. Dalloway, which forms a sort of parallel background narrative, and 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.

Run time

3hr. Incl. 30min intermission.

Start date

May 5th, 2024

End date

May 31st, 2024

Categories

Production note
Latecomers will not be admitted to the auditorium until intermission and may watch the performance on color screens until an appropriate time of entry.
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193 Reviews

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

779 Reviews | 333 Followers
98
Rejoice 2 see a fabulous new opera, 3 stories are linked to virginia woolf's, Celebrated proto-feminist novel, mrs. dalloway, 3 divas, didonato, fleming & o'hara, Sing their hearts out

See it if moving stories how queer women/those reject role as mother drivn towrds suicide; scintilatng music; cinematic choreo; big cast fine singers

Don’t see it if unrelentingly grim; takes some time for the 3 stories 2 intersect but when they do the 3 divas r divine togthr

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1212 Reviews | 345 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to enjoy an opera in English, energetically conducted with great singing by the three leads and a large chorus well choreographed.

Don’t see it if you do not like a lot of moving sets or three stories intertwined whre the focus keep changing among their presentation.

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 96 Followers
85
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful performances by the three divas in the captivating opera. I still had to view the closed captions even though sung in English.

Don’t see it if Not to be missed can't think of a reason not to see it.

TallErnie

TallErnie

301 Reviews | 39 Followers
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Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if It's like watching a series of dreams; sometimes it makes sense, other times it obsesses on tiny details or shifts focus repeatedly.

Don’t see it if Opera sung in English isn't your jam, you don't want to have to follow 3 storylines, you'd prefer something less avant garde.

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Venue

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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