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The Opera House: The Story of Lincoln Center

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Date:
January 27, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cost:
$16
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Rialto Cinemas
6868 McKinley St
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Rialto Cinemas
Phone:
707 525-4840
Email:
sebastopol@rialtocinemas.com

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http://rialtocinemas.com/index.php?location=sebastopol&film=2017_opera
Name of person entering event
Melissa Hatheway
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mhatheway@rialtocinemas.com

The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke 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.