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The Opera House (Special screening)

記錄片《星塵誕生:大都會歌劇院》(特別放映)

21 October 2018 (SUN) 7:50pm, The Grand@Elements
2018年10月21日(星期日)下午7時50分, The Grand@Elements

 

Estimated Running Time: 1hr 48mins 演出約1小時48分鐘

Sung in English with English subtitles 以英語演出附英文字幕

 
 

SAMUEL BARBER
 

RUDOLF BING
 

WALLACE K. HARRISON
 

ROBERT MOSES
 

LEONTYNE PRICE
 

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI

 

 

 

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Mia Bongiovanni, Alexandra Eastman

PRODUCERS Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb

EDITOR/CO-FIRECTOR Peter R. Livingston, JR.

DIRECTOR Susan Froemke

 

Synopsis
The Opera House, a new film by multiple Emmy 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. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, 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. 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.

由多屆艾美獎得主兼記錄片創作人‧弗尹梅克操刀,《星塵誕生:大都會歌劇院》探討美國大都會歌劇院的歷史與它為紐約市帶來的重大變化。電影利用珍貴歷史檔案片段,相片及訪問,細述大都會歌劇院在五十年前的誕生過程,及其幕後功臣。其中包括為大都會歌劇院以塞姆爾‧巴伯的《安東尼與埃及豔后》開幕的著名女高音李奧汀‧普萊絲;一手策劃搬遷計劃的前任大都會歌劇院總經理魯杜夫‧賓爾;一意孤行地把當地民居掃平的城市規劃師羅伯‧摩西;及繪畫大都會歌劇院藍圖的設計師華萊士‧哈爾森。