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The Opera House

January 13, 2018 12:55 PM
Add to Calendar The Opera House As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season, the new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s home of the last 50 years against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new, and Robert Moses, the city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center. The film draws on the rich archival resources of the city of New York, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, news organizations, and private libraries for footage of the planning and construction of the new Met. DD/MM/YYYY

As the Metropolitan Opera launches its 133rd season, the new film by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’s home of the last 50 years against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City in the 1950s and 1960s.

Among the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra; Rudolf Bing, the imperious general manager who engineered the move from the old house to the new, and Robert Moses, the city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center.

The film draws on the rich archival resources of the city of New York, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, news organizations, and private libraries for footage of the planning and construction of the new Met.

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