RBFS presents THE OPERA HOUSE

February 13th, 2018 - 1:00 pm
THE OPERA HOUSE
 
Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm
 
Admission: RBFS and Met Members $13, General Admission $15. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Admission will be available at the door if seating available. Please note: tickets are not refundable.
 
Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza 
 
The Opera House is an entertaining and enlightening documentary about the construction of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke’s new film surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, stills, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied 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 ’50s and ’60s. 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 Met’s imperious General Manager, who engineered the move from the old house to the new one; Robert Moses, the unstoppable city planner who bulldozed an entire neighborhood to make room for Lincoln Center; and Wallace Harrison, whose quest for architectural glory was never fully realized. The Opera House offers a rare glimpse into the genesis of one of the most important cultural institutions in the country. [2017, US, Runtime: 113 minutes, Not Rated].

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