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The Hours
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The Hours

Stars on Stage
Metropolitan Opera House
05 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
2 hrs 55 min with one interval
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Why Watch The Hours?

  • After a sold-out world premiere, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’s remarkable new opera, The Hours, comes to Broadway!
  • Witness the mindblowing talent of the legendary divas, sopranos Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, in this heart-wrenching drama.
  • Based on Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel which inspired an Oscar-winning film, watch the poignant tale of 3 women, connected by Virginia Woolf’s novel.
  • Book The Hours opera tickets and experience director Phelim McDermott's exceptional staging and a stellar cast including bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen.

About Show

Show Details


With your The Hours Opera tickets, get ready for a unique story that draws a parallel with Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. This hit new opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts boasts a talented cast who will amaze you with their portrayal of the relatable characters. The original cast including sopranos Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato bring the characters to life with their captivating performances. Based on Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer-prize winning novel, Kensho Watanabe takes on the helm as the conductor, creating a musical masterpiece.

The Story

The Hours Opera is set in three different locales – Richmond in 1923, Los Angeles in 1949, and Manhattan at the end of the 20th century. The story revolves around the lives of Virginia Woolf, Laura Brown, and Clarissa Vaughan, who are all connected through Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway. Each woman's story is told through a distinct musical style, reflecting their dreams and fears. As the opera progresses, their stories overlap, transcending the boundaries of time and space. Book The Hours opera tickets to find out. Will the enduring echoes of Mrs. Dalloway's narrative help these women navigate their personal challenges? Book The Hours opera tickets to find out.

Show Timings

  • Tue: 7pm
  • Wed & Fri: 7:30pm
  • Sun: 3pm
  • Show timings for The Hours may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Joyce DiDonato
  • Direction: Phelim McDermott
  • Composer: Kevin Puts
  • Book: Michael Cunningham
  • Conductor: Kensho Watanabe

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Tickets Redemption

  • You'll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID - no printout necessary!

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House opened in 1883 and is located at the Lincoln Center in New York. This renowned establishment is the largest repertory opera house in the world and one of the most technologically advanced in the world. Apart from operas, it also hosts ballets like the annual Spring season of the American Ballet Theatre. Some of the most notable productions hosted at this venue include Romeo and Juliet, Turandot, and La Bohème.

Seating Capacity: 3,800

The Metropolitan Opera House seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023

Subway: The nearest subway stations are 59 St-Columbus Circle, 57 St-7 Av, and 72 St on the 2, A, and D lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include M104, M5, M57, M66, and M7.

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Restaurant and Water Fountain

Accessibility: Wheelchair Access, Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Service Dogs Allowed, Visual Impairment Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Hours Tickets

How much do tickets to The Hours cost?

The cost of The Hours opera tickets starts from $40 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for The Hours?

The opera opens on 5th May 2024 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Where is The Hours playing in New York?

The opera is playing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

How long does The Hours run for?

The running time of the show is 2 hours and 55 minutes approximately with one 30-min interval.

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