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The Opera House
Dir.: Susan Froemke | 151 minutes

The Opera House

USA 2017 | 151 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

A fascinating journey into the historical depths of one of the world’s most important opera houses, New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Featuring rare archival footage, historical recordings, and interviews with numerous opera icons including legendary soprano Leontyne Price, the film chronicles the history of the opera house, from its beginning on 39th Street, to its relocation, envisioned by Rudolf Bing, to Lincoln Center as part of a (controversial) reshaping of the urban landscape led by Robert Moses. Susan Froemke’s flawlessly directed documentary is a celebration not only for opera fans, but for all architecture and city planning connoisseurs – and enthusiasts of artistic cinema at large.