Metropolitan Opera to Revive ‘The Hours’ with Kelli O’Hara, Renée Fleming & Joyce DiDonato

The Metropolitan Opera is set to revive Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” for eight performances. The opera, which opens on May 5, will star Kelli O’Hara, Renée Fleming, and Joyce DiDonato, all reprising their roles. Kensho Watanabe returns to the podium and the cast will be rounded out by tenor William Burden, tenor Sean Panikkar, bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen, and bass-baritone Brandon {…}

North Carolina’s Classical Station WCPE Bans Met Opera’s Six New Works Due to ‘Offensive’ Content

North Carolina’s Classical Station WCPE has announced that it will not be broadcasting the six modern operas that the Metropolitan Opera will showcase during the 2023-24 season. According to a letter signed by Deborah S. Proctor, the General Manager and Chief Engineer of WCPE, the radio station, which did not broadcast “Champion” due to vulgar language, opted to not broadcast {…}

Watch These Films Before Seeing the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘The Hours’ & ‘Rigoletto’

November at the Metropolitan Opera will showcase three new operas productions. Audiences will see “Don Carlo” starring tenor Russell Thomas, “Rigoletto,” and the world premiere production of “The Hours” starring Renee Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. In the third article of the series, we will look at two of those operas and their corresponding silver screen adaptations. The Hours  Modern operas {…}