At first, I didn’t think that I was going to like this Metropolitan Opera movie of ‘The Hours’, despite its stellar cast of Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Kelli O’Hara. I’ve read the book; I saw the Nicole Kidman film; and now the opera. With all three narrative lines running at once on the stage- something that isn’t possible with a book- at first it sounded very screechy with rather banal lines.
But by the end, the theatre was completely silent, with audience members holding their breath. It was very, very good.
And how did I even know who Joyce DiDonato even is? Through this video, that I discovered during lockdown. I’ve followed her ever since.