New documentary features Met Opera House |

New documentary features Met Opera House

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"The Opera House" will feature rarely seen footage, interviews, and a soundtrack of Met performances. The film gives viewers a timeline of the creation of the Met's home of the last 50 years, set against the backdrop of all the creative minds who shaped cultural life in New York City.
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WHO: The Del Oro Theatre

WHAT: The Opera House

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: The Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill Street, Grass Valley

TICKETS: $10.50 All Seats. Available online at or at the Del Oro Box Office

INFO:, 530-477-1100

Upcoming shows

The following is continuation of the Met Opera Live Season in 2018:

“Puccini’s Tosca” — Saturday, Jan. 27 at 9:55 a.m.

“Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore” — Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.

“Puccini’s La Bohème” — Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m.

“Rossini’s Semiramide” — Saturday, March 10 at 9:55 a.m.

“Mozart’s Così Fan Tutti” — Saturday, March 31 at 9:55 a.m.

“Verdi’s Luisa Miller” — Saturday, April 14 at 9:30 a.m.

“Massenet’s Cendrillon” — Saturday, April 28 at 9:55 a.m.

The Del Oro Theatre presents a special one-day event from the Metropolitan Opera, “The Opera House,” a new film by award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

“The Opera House” surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s history and a time of great change for New York.

Featuring rarely seen footage, recent interviews, and a soundtrack of extraordinary Met performances, the film chronicles the creation of the Met’s home of the last 50 years, against the backdrop of the artists, architects, and politicians who shaped cultural life in New York City.

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.

Fans of the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series will enjoy this look at Met Opera history one week before the next opera in the series, Puccini’s Tosca, is broadcast live on Jan. 27.

Tickets for “The Opera House” are $10.50 for all seats. Advanced tickets are available at the Del Oro Box Office or online at

For more information, please call 530-477-1100, or visit

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