The world premiere of The Hours opens at The Met Opera November 22. Get a first look at the opera in new production photos below.
Based on the novel by Michael Cunningham, the opera by Pulitzer-winning composer Kevin Puts, with a libretto by Greg Pierce, follows three women: Virginia Woolf in 1929, in the process of writing Mrs. Dalloway; Laura Brown in 1949, who is reading it; and Clarissa Vaughan toward the end of the 20th century, who is seemingly living it. The roles are played respectively by Joyce DiDonato, Kelli O'Hara, and Renée Fleming.
Also in the cast are Kathleen Kim, Sylvia D'Eramo, Denyce Graves, John Holiday, William Burden, Sean Panikkar, Kyle Ketelsen, and Brandon Cedel.
Performances of The Hours continue through December 15.