The Hours
Ends Dec 15 2h 55m
The Hours
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The Hours NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(4 Reviews)
Positive
75%
Mixed
25%
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Members say
Great singing, Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Absorbing

About the Show

A modern opera adaptation of the classic 2002 film about three women finding themselves across eras.

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Member Reviews (4)

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AEO
83 Reviews | 9 Followers
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Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You love modern experimental opera.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span, not an opera buff.

56 Reviews | 11 Followers
90
Star power, Lush music, High concept

See it if New opera thrillingly sung and intricately acted, beautifully designed, brilliantly conducted, appeals.

Don't see it if opera without arias, without applause breaks, without conventional narrative, & full of symbolism & literary references - is not your thing. Read more

54 Reviews | 19 Followers
90
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy stunning music performed by world-class artists. The visuals are also masterfully integrated throughout the story.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of opera or topics of depression and self-harm.

24 Reviews | 2 Followers
77
Quirky, Intense, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy lovely singing and an interesting story in the wonderful atmosphere of the Met.

Don't see it if you can't see past mediocre sets and dancing, and a questionable libretto.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
November 23rd, 2022

"Every scene in the opera eventually gets to the same place musically and dramatically, whipped into soaring emotion. The tear-jerking gets tiring."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 23rd, 2022

" Far from being a spinoff of a spinoff, Kevin Puts’s The Hours mixes musical freshness and venerable traditions in a fine and moving music drama."
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The Washington Post
November 28th, 2022

"At the end of “The Hours,” you will find yourself energized by Puts’s splendid shape-shifting score, or the triple threat of its leads, or the richness of this multilayered narrative."
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Theatermania
November 24th, 2022

" 'The Hours is by no means an evening of light entertainment...if you can make it to the end, you hear a remarkable trio, when the three women finally come together in a musical room of their own. Sorrow has never sounded more beautiful."
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The Wrap
November 23rd, 2022

"The new opera 'The Hours' is wonderful in the most old-fashioned kind of way. Not only has it been written for a diva, the show is about a diva – and in this case, three of them."
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O
November 23rd, 2022

"Phelim McDermott’s production is brilliant in how it takes the libretto’s structure, Puts’ musical interpretation, and then layers it with a similarly vast theatrical palette. ... You can add 'The Hours' to the list of must-see operas this season."
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