The Opera House
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm| €12 - €15 | Tickets
Date and Time: Sunday, 18 March 2018, 7:00PM (Reception at 6:00PM)
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: Adults €15, Concessions (students and senior citizens) €12
There will be a reception before the documentary screening – open to all ticket-holders.
The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history, during a time of great change for the city of New York. Featuring rarely seen archival footage, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s home for the past 50 years, alongside the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped the cultural life of New York City during 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.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, St James Cavalier, Valletta
- 108 min
- Creative Team
- Susan Froemke