The Met: The Opera House

Special Documentary Screening


Film Info
Series:Special Documentary Screening
Run Time:108 min
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Susan Froemke


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.