Star soprano Renee Fleming returns to Met opera with ‘The Hours’

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New York (AFP) – A powerhouse trio of American song will interpret the voice of Virginia Woolf on New York’s prestigious Metropolitan Opera stage, as the highly anticipated run of “The Hours” makes its world premiere Tuesday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oscar-nominated film explores how threads of English writer Woolf’s “Mrs. Dalloway” tie three women of different generations together, and its darkly moving operatic adaption offers a new vision of the drama that probes themes including mental illness and the alienation from tradition that haunts its protagonists. The production began …

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