The Opera House

The historic and moving saga of the Met’s quest for a new home, starring legendary soprano Leontyne Price

A film by Susan Froemke

In cinemas Sunday 1 July & Monday 2 July

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The Opera House

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.

Click a cinema name to purchase tickets:

Curzon HMV Wimbledon
Curzon Mayfair
Curzon Richmond
Curzon Victoria
Arts Picturehouse
Clapham Picturehouse
Crouch End Picturehouse
East Dulwich Picturehouse
Greenwich Picturehouse
Picturehouse Central
The Gate Cinema, Notting Hill

South East
The Capitol, Horsha
The Picture House, Uckfield
Regal Picturehouse, Henley
Curzon Oxford
Curzon Canterbury
Phoenix Picturehouse
Chichester Cinema at New Park
Phoenix Cinema
The Errol Flynn Filmhouse

South West
Malvern Theatre
The Little Theatre Cinema, Bath
Exeter Picturehouse

Cinema City, Norwich
Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St Edmunds

Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse

Curzon Knutsford
Curzon Ripon
Curzon Sheffield
Picturehouse at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Picturehouse at FACT, Liverpool
City Screen, York
The Dukes, Lancaster

Dundee Contemporary Arts
The Cameo, Edinburgh

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Please check specific cinema listings for screening times.