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Published On: Tue, Jan 9th, 2018

The Opera House, in Cinemas for only Two Days, January 13th and 17th

Tickets are now available for The Opera House, a new documentary surveying a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York, from Emmy® award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan FroemkeFathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera bring thisspecial addition to The Met: Live in HD 2017-18 season to movie theaters across the country on January 13 and 17, 2018.

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 CleopatraRudolf 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.

Director Susan Froemke has more than thirty documentaries to her credit, including the classic Grey Gardens (1976), Lalee’s Kin (2001), an HBO film on poverty nominated for an Academy Award®, and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman(2017), which premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. local time 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. local time

Tickets for The Opera House can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professional in 2008 on sites like Examiner and blogs: Desk of Brian, Crazed Fanboy. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) will be a licensed Assembly of God Pastor by the Spring of 2017. "Why do we do this?" I was asked and the answer is simple. "I just want the truth. I want a source of information that tells me what's going and clearly attempts to separate opinion from fact. Set aside left and right, old and young, just point to the world and say, 'Look!'" To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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