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The Hours

Friday
Mar 18, 2022, 8:00 PM
Sunday
Mar 20, 2022, 2:00 PM

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Performance Details

The Hours
An Opera in Two Acts
 
Based on the book by Michael Cunningham and the Paramount Pictures film
 
Music by Kevin Puts
 
Libretto by Greg Pierce
 
Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Renée Fleming Soprano (Clarissa Vaughan)
Jennifer Johnson Cano Mezzo-soprano (Virginia Woolf)
Kelli O’Hara Soprano (Laura Brown)
Brett Polegato Baritone (Richard, Clarissa’s best friend)
Jamez McCorkle Tenor (Leonard, Virginia’s husband)
Deborah Nansteel Mezzo-soprano (Sally, Clarissa’s partner)
Brandon Cedel Bass-baritone (Dan, Laura’s husband)
Additional cast and creative team

Puts The Hours (concert version—world premiere) 

Program Notes

The Hours, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Michael Cunningham and an award-winning film, chronicles a day in the life of three women from three different eras with interwoven stories connected to Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway.

Though separated through time by nearly 80 years, Virginia Woolf, Laura Brown, and Clarissa Vaughan (a modern-day Mrs. Dalloway herself) struggle with the notion of living their lives for someone else. Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming will sing the role of Clarissa, with Tony winner Kelli O'Hara (currently appearing on HBO's The Gilded Age) as Laura, and Jennifer Johnson Cano as Virginia Woolf.

This spring, Yannick and the Orchestra, joined by a brilliant cast, bring this compelling story to life on the Verizon Hall stage.


Additional Cast and Creative Team

William Burden Tenor (Louis, Richard’s ex-boyfriend)
Sylvia D’Eramo Soprano
(Kitty, Laura’s neighbor/Vanessa, Virginia’s sister)
Raven McMillon
Soprano (Barbara, a florist/Mrs. Latch, Richie’s babysitter)
Richard Troxell
Tenor (Walter, a novelist/Michael, a novelist)
Chuanyuan Liu
Countertenor (Man Under the Arch/Hotel Clerk)
Jonah Serotta
Boy Soprano (Richie, Laura and Dan’s son)
Chelsea Laggan
Mezzo-soprano (Nelly, the Woolf’s cook/Heather, Sally’s ex-girlfriend)Thomas FitzGerald Boy Soprano (Julian, Vanessa’s oldest child)
Elliet Brown
Boy Soprano (Quentin, Vanessa’s middle child) (Friday only)
Devan Truax
Boy Soprano (Quentin, Vanessa’s middle child) (Sunday only)
Sarah Shoff
Soprano (Angelica, Vanessa’s youngest child) (Friday only)
Sydney Parson
Soprano (Angelica, Vanessa’s youngest child) (Sunday only)
Philadelphia Symphonic Choir
Joe Miller Director

Paula Suozzi Stage Director
Michael Panayos Supertitles
Paul Cremo Dramaturg

Verizon Hall

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Sponsors

The Hours is supported by Constance and Michael Cone.

Lead support for The Hours was given by Constance and Michael Cone. Additional support was given by Naomi and Stephen Breman, Robert and Julie Jensen Bryan, Christos Coutifaris and Deborah Driscoll, Joyce Creamer, Linda and David Glickstein, Joseph and Bette Hirsch, and Sandy and David Marshall.