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The Hours Tickets

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

3h (incl. 30m intermission)

Start date

May 5th, 2024

End date

May 31st, 2024


Opera, Off Broadway

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Audiences Say
Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

23 reviews on Show-Score

Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing
92 / 100
Dr Paul
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing
99 / 100
Star power, Lush music, High concept
90 / 100
Intelligent, Moving, Must see, Great book, Great singing
88 / 100
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Stars on stage


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


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

Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Friday-7:30 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

How long is The Hours ?

The running time of The Hours is 3h (incl. 30m intermission).

Where is The Hours playing?

The Hours is playing at Metropolitan Opera House. The theatre is located in New York, NY, United States, 10023.

How much do tickets cost for The Hours ?

Tickets for The Hours start at $39.

How do you book tickets for The Hours ?

Book tickets for The Hours on New York Theatre Guide.

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