Video: New Highlights of Renée Fleming & Kelli O'Hara in THE HOURS

Performances run through May 31st.

By: May. 14, 2024
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Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, with a libretto by Greg Pierce is back at The Met for eight performances following its sold-out world-premiere production last season. In all new footage from the production's 2022 run, watch highlights of the cast in action featuring Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and more.

The Hours is the first Met commission to be performed in consecutive seasons in almost 100 years. Nominated for a 2024 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Days of Wine and Roses, Kelli O’Hara joins soprano Renée Fleming, a 2023 recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, all reprising their roles as heroines from different eras in the operatic adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s novel about Virginia Woolf and her spiritual descendants. Kensho Watanabe returns to the podium following successes conducting selected performances of The Hours and Terence Blanchard’s Champion during the 2022–23 season.
 
Original cast members also returning for this run of The Hours include tenor William Burden as Louis, tenor Sean Panikkar as Leonard Woolf, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen as Richard, and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel as Dan Brown.
 
Led by director Phelim McDermott, the creative team includes set and costume director Tom Pye, lighting designer Bruno Poet, projection designer Finn Ross, choreographer Annie-B Parson (also a 2024 Tony nominee for Best Choreography for Here Lies Love), associate director Peter Relton, and dramaturg Paul Cremo.
 
The Hours was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A recording of The Hours has recently been released on Warner Classics and is available for purchase. 

The Hours Broadcasts Online and on Radio

The May 10, 18, and 28 performances of The Hours will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on the SiriusXM app. The May 18 performance will also be broadcast over The Robert K. Johnson Foundation–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. Audio from the May 10 and 28 performances will also be streamed live on the Met’s website, metopera.org.


Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, and Joyce DiDonato, as Clarissa Vaughan, Laura Brown, and Virginia Woolf, sing an excerpt from Act II.


Kelli O’Hara as Laura Brown sings an excerpt from Act II


Kelli O’Hara as Laura Brown and Joyce DiDonato as Virginia Woolf sing an excerpt from Act I.


Renée Fleming, as Clarissa Vaughan, sings an excerpt from Act I.


Renée Fleming as Clarissa Vaughan, Kathleen Kim as Barbara, and the Met Chorus sing an excerpt from Act I.



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