Metropolitan Opera Proceeds with ‘The Hours’ Live in HD in Midst of Cyberattack

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera has announced that in the midst of its cyberattack, the company will still showcase “The Hours” in HD.

The company said that the Live in HD transmission will take place as scheduled but the Live at Home stream presentation will be impacted due to the Met’s system issues.

All purchases for this event will be refunded once the opera’s systems have been restored.

“The Hours” is set to be conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and will feature a production by Phelim McDermott. Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato lead a cast that also includes sopranos Kathleen Kim and Sylvia D’Eramo, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, countertenor John Holiday, tenors William Burden and Sean Panikkar, and bass-baritones Kyle Ketelsen and Brandon Cedel.

Of the opening night performance OperaWire noted that “Kevin Puts has finally been given his shot in the limelight with his new opera “The Hours,” which received its staged world premiere on Nov. 22, 2022… And he certainly did.”