The Metropolitan Opera Presents “The Opera House” Documentary

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The Metropolitan Opera Presents "The Opera House" Documentary
Date(s) - 01/16/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Roxy Theater


Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Metropolitan Opera’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. Amongst the notable figures in the film are famed soprano Leontyne Price, who opened the new Met in 1966 in Samuel Barber’s Anthony 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.

This is a documentary and not part of the Met: Live in HD opera series. Ticket prices will be $13/$11 Adults/Seniors, Students.

Ticket Information:

Individual tickets for all Met: Live in HD productions are available online here.  Tickets can also be purchased a half-hour before each show.  

Run Time: 108 Minutes

Posted in 2017-18 Met: Live in HD