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After Fine-tuning, 'The Hours' With Fleming Opens At the Met

This combination of images released by The Metropolitan Opera shows mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, left, soprano Kelli O’Hara, center, and soprano Renée Fleming in separate scenes during a performance of Kevin Puts' "The Hours." (Evan Zimmerman/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)
This combination of images released by The Metropolitan Opera shows mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, left, soprano Kelli O’Hara, center, and soprano Renée Fleming in separate scenes during a performance of Kevin Puts' "The Hours." (Evan Zimmerman/The Metropolitan Opera via AP)

New York (AP) -- Kevin Puts’ “The Hours” has had more than a few hours of changes since it was first heard in a pair of concert performances in Philadelphia last March.

The first composition in a novel arrangement between the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera was presented twice last March at Verizon Hall, then fine-tuned by the production team before its staged debut in New York on Tuesday night.