Met Opera Encore: The Hours (Kevin Puts) – Libretto by Greg Pierce
Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 12:55PM
3 hours 15 minutes
Maine Film Center
Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St., Waterville, ME
Met Opera Live in HD: The Hours by Kevin Puts The Hours contains themes of suicide. If you or someone you know is considering self-harm or suicide, help is available from the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or visiting988lifeline.org. 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. Encore screening: One Show Only! Saturday, January 7 12:55PM Adult: $19.00 Senior: $17.00 Student: $17.00* Child: $16.00* *Eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office for more information.