The Hours Opera to Air on PBS
PBS has announced details of the 17th season of Great Performances at the Met, which will kick off on March 17 with the primetime airing of Kevin Puts's The Hours, starring Kelli O'Hara, Joyce DiDonato and Renée Fleming. Based on Michael Cunningham's novel and the Oscar-winning film, The Hours is about three women living in different times, all connected by the Virginia Woolf novel Mrs. Dalloway. TheaterMania's review of the world premiere of The Hours called the score "dynamic," "startlingly beautiful," and "hard to remember." You can read the full thing here.
On June 16, Great Performances at the Met will also air David McVicar's new staging of Cherubini's Medea, which opened this year's season at the Metropolitan Opera and stars Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. TheaterMania's review of Medea enthused, "This is the kind of finely crafted madness that keeps us coming back to the Met."
The full schedule of operas set to air with Great Performances at the Met is below:
Friday, March 17 at 9pm: The Hours
Sunday, April 2 at 2pm: La Traviata
Sunday, May 7 at 2pm: Fedora
Friday, June 16 at 9pm: Medea
Sunday, July 9 at 2pm: Lohengrin
Sunday, August 6 at 2pm: Falstaff
Sunday, September 10 at 2pm: Der Rosenkavalier
Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm: Don Giovanni
Sunday, November 5 at 2pm: Champion
Sunday, December 10 at 2pm: Die Zauberflöte
You can read more about the operas featured in this upcoming season of Great Performances at the Met here. And as always, consult your local listings for air times.