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When

Occurs on Saturday December 10 2022

Approximate running time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Where

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790

Event Notes

Run Time: 3h15m

Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in the world-premiere production of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’s The Hours, adapted from Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story follows three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society. The exciting premiere radiates with star power with Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato joining Fleming as the opera’s trio of heroines. Phelim McDermott directs this compelling drama, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct Puts’s poignant and powerful score.

MET: LIVE IN HD LECTURE SERIES Complimentary lectures will be held two hours prior to each Met: Live in HD simulcast, and include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q & A.

Presenter: Alan Mann, Artistic Director, The Opera Theatre of CT

Lecture location: Warner Theatre Atrium

Alan Mann, Artistic Director of Opera Theater of Connecticut’s work in professional theater and opera has taken him from New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End to the Edinburgh Festival to the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival to The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy to New York’s Broadway. His directing assignments span traditional opera, contemporary opera, comic opera, musical theater, and classic and modern theater for, among others, Mississippi Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, the Sanibel Music Festival, Hartford Opera Theater, Center for Contemporary Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera New England, Gold Coast Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Stratford Festival (Ontario), Il Piccolo Teatro dell’ Opera, Berkshire Opera, Village Light Opera, and Jersey Lyric Opera. For seven years he served as General and Artistic Director of Mississippi Opera, then four and a half years as Executive Director of the Boston Chamber Music Society, before a full decade as Executive Director of the Hartford Chorale.

Mr. Mann is also a renowned guest speaker, known for his Opera Talks—a series of informal, informative talks on operas and composers. He has been a “Special Lecturer” on many cruises, including an upcoming transatlantic trip with Royal Caribbean, and has been asked to speak before such groups as Evergreen Woods, Elim Park, and the Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning (SSILL). He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for numerous concerts across the country, punctuating them with interesting anecdotes and sharing his witty insights and knowledge of the “human” side of opera with the audience.

The Met: Live in HD 2022-23 season is generously supported by Nancy R. Wadhams.

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