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The Opera House

The Opera House is a movie starring Humphrey Burton and Leontyne Price. Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present a special two-day event, The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, on...

Running Time
1 hours 51 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Susan Froemke
Actors
Leontyne Price, Humphrey Burton
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present a special two-day event, The Opera House, a new film by award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke, on January 13 and 17 only. The Opera House 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.

Comments about documentary «The Opera House» (29)

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Joseph Ruiz

A very good documentary which is very hard to find. This movie is about the history of the young nuns of the Carmelite convent of the Carmelite order. They were devoted to the Roman Catholic faith, and maintained a strict moral code. The nuns dedicated their lives to their work and prayer, and there were several stories that are very interesting. But the main thing that I like about this movie is the drama that is based on the stories of the nuns. They are very interesting because they are real people. They were involved in a great tradition and tradition that is still very important in their lives. The only thing I don't like is the movie is a little bit slow and at times boring. But I think that the story is very interesting and very touching. If you want to know more about the history of nuns of the Carmelite order, I recommend you to see this movie. It is a very good documentary.

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Jordan S.

This is an interesting documentary on a group of female musicians who formed the infamous Rock n' Roll/Cabaret act in the late sixties, "The Sex Pistols" They were a deeply troubled group who wrote songs in the style of punk, but I was left wondering why they chose that style. Were they trying to make a statement against the "sex industry" or did they just like the sound of it? Anyway, there are so many interesting points about this group. The only problem I have with it is that some of them are portrayed as being "punk", but I don't see what they were doing differently than anyone else. I think it was probably because of the publicity, and perhaps because they were trying to say that the "sex industry" was a "gay" industry. Anyway, it's a good documentary, but I don't think it's a very good documentary.

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Jennifer

The Opera House is a film that shows a documentary style documentary on the history of the world's largest opera house, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. It also shows the lives of some of the cast members and crew of the opera house. It is a fascinating look at the history of the opera house and the people who have been involved in its creation. I have to say that the documentary style of the film is very interesting and interesting to watch. I liked the fact that the film did not take a political stance or a political agenda. I think that it was interesting to see how the political climate of the time affected the decisions made by the cast and crew of the opera house. I also liked that the film did not show the exact locations of the opera house and it did not focus on the art of the opera house itself. It also showed the history of the opera house through interviews with the cast and crew. Overall, I really enjoyed this documentary and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in opera house history.

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Frank Dunn

This documentary has a lot to say about both the history of Broadway and the impact it has had on the audiences of the day. It is a great job done, but it could have been better. The film, "The Opera House", was a lot more powerful and emotionally compelling as a documentary. I think it is a shame that the director, Sherrie Roberts, did not put more effort into this one. The decision to film the Broadway cast in their own words and take their perspective on the subject matter is very brave. However, the story of Broadway, its talent, and the impact it had on audiences, is probably best told by those who live and work in the Manhattan area.

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Timothy Day

I just saw this at the Toronto Film Festival and thought it was excellent. It was filmed in the heart of downtown Toronto and it was very well done. I would recommend this film to anyone who loves opera or theatre. I think it's a good way to start a new year. If you are a fan of opera, you will be very pleased with this film.

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Zachary

This is one of those documentaries that have a pretty good overview of the work of others, but aren't really the point of the film. That said, there are some points that stand out. One of them is the importance of the Academy Award. The Oscars are judged not just on quality, but on historical significance. The film does a good job of highlighting the few films that have been nominated, and the value of the other films. It also does a decent job of highlighting the films that have been nominated, which are probably some of the most important films of the last couple of decades. This is also a good film for people to watch if they want to learn about the history of the Oscars. Another point is that it's interesting to see how the industry and Hollywood changed. At the beginning of the movie, the film-makers were talking about the importance of the Academy Award. I wonder how much that's true now. Some of the ones that are talking about the Oscars are talking about how important the Oscars are. The film does a good job of highlighting the history of the Oscars, which was pretty impressive. The awards are still a key part of Hollywood, but Hollywood has changed, and the Academy Awards are the industry that keeps it going.

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Nathan King

This documentary is a good reminder that the modern cinema is not dead, not only the music but also the writing, the actors and the production methods are still alive and kicking. While it's still not a film as such, it is a worthwhile film to watch for the performances of the great artists. In general the film is very good. But what is more important is the approach of the film to this subject. It is the approach that is not always popular in the film industry. The film doesn't try to be a political film that paints a lot of people in one side or the other. It tries to be an entertaining film. The director explains that he is not trying to teach a good lesson, but rather a film that will show people that music is an art. It is a great shame that so many great artists have died in the last years. It is sad that great works of art are being lost. It is also sad that the film tries to be a lesson that has to be learned. But of course, the film is a great reminder of how great a career of a great artist can be.

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Crystal Johnston

What can I say about this film? It's a film. It's a film about true love and a fascinating life of a man who was an artist and a painter, and an eccentric and eccentric man who loved life and lived it to its fullest. I mean, look at the man. Look at the house. Look at the relationships. And see the man who loved life and loved his wife, his children, his neighbors. And see his love of flowers and animals. Look at his paintings. Look at his love of music. And the most amazing thing of all, is how he lived. A man that lived to the fullest. A man who loved, loved, loved life and lived to the fullest. I don't think I'll ever understand what this man was doing and how he lived. But I know that this film is worth a watch, and that there are many things to learn about this man. And a great deal of film in it. A film worth seeing, and a film that will not disappoint.

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Bryan R.

When I first saw the film about the "Pret-a-Porter" (Cavendish) case at the turn of the century, I was struck by the rarity of the victims in that case. The most tragic thing was that no one knew anything about the perpetrators, and nobody really knew that it was not an isolated incident. The fact that this was not an isolated incident is that it happened more than a century ago, and that it was the era when people were talking about the serial killings and the incestuous aspects of the abuse. So the case has always been a major bone of contention, and the victim's family has always refused to discuss it. The film is very much a response to that, and attempts to explain the serial killer's motivation in this case. It's based on the testimony of the real victim, John Wood (Michael Hordern), who is the father of John Wood Jr. (Alexander Ludwig). The original story is based on the one-woman story of the same name. This film is based on the theory that the people who committed the crimes did so because they were just obsessed with sex. It also says that they were just masochistic, and the victims were either prostitutes, strippers, or in one case a virgin. It also says that the victims were never found. I found the film very fascinating, and it is very much worth watching.

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Walter Owens

I loved the documentary about the opening of the Muse and the concert of the New York Philharmonic in February 2009. I was entranced watching the experience and talking to the performers. I feel that this film was not only very informative about the history of the Muse, but also a reflection of the collaboration between the concert-goers and the musicians. This is the first time that the Philharmonia Orchestra was ever staged outside of Italy, and the concert was in concert at the Istituto Nazionale di San Sebastian (the first modern orchestra to be created in Italy). This film made me feel that the Philharmonia was not only a part of the Muse, but a living organism that shared the same environment as the muse. This is a very good film and should be seen by everyone who wants to understand the history of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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Jack

I don't really have a lot to say about this film other than that it was very well done, moving, and thoroughly entertaining. It was interesting to watch how a documentary film was able to portray the controversy of the time as it unfolded. The characters were well defined, and the situations realistic. This film is especially important to the historians of the subject, and it is really amazing that it is available on DVD. My only criticism of the film is that some of the historical detail is a little hard to believe. But in the end, the film will always be a classic in my opinion.

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Terry P.

The Opera House is a documentary about the return of the famed Stradivarius violin in 2007 and the resulting controversy surrounding it. The documentary is divided into two parts: the first, containing interviews with some of the major players, is a fascinating look at the origins of the instrument, the people who made it and the controversy surrounding it. The second part, a commentary by Richard Evans, examines the importance of the instrument in its time, the role it played in the lives of its makers and the people who played it. The commentary on the Stradivarius itself is interesting, as the piece is extremely sensitive to the fact that it was played in the process of genocide in Europe. It's an excellent movie and I highly recommend it.

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John Munoz

I thought that the documentary was very interesting and informative. I was particularly impressed with the archival footage and interviews with the cast and crew. It was also interesting to see the development of the musical during the production, and the way that the actors and actresses were able to keep the work relevant to the times and the times of their characters. The documentary really gives a sense of the musical's power and the history behind the creation of the musical. It is definitely worth seeing.

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Megan Howard

In the current cultural climate, I think that documentary photography of the female sexuality has a new relevance to society. "The Opera House" highlights the sense of elation and sheer pleasure that can be derived from seeing a woman being stripped, being humiliated, or being had in the bedroom. This documentary helps to explain the kind of attention that I find myself paying to the "Fifty Shades" books and the movies. In my case, I am not interested in watching "Fifty Shades" but I love the idea that, if I were to read the books and the movies, I could understand the kind of attention that I would receive from the films. "The Opera House" is also a must for any woman who loves a sense of escapism in the face of the harsh reality of the 21st century. The film is also worth seeing for the photographs, which are both beautiful and often interesting to look at. One of the most remarkable images in the film is that of the woman sitting in a chair, legs spread, legs exposed. I was awestruck at the sheer beauty of her face and body. When you see her body, you see a woman who is stripped, being humiliated, being had. This is an extremely effective film and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Nancy Newman

I wanted to say that I didn't like the film, but I did not like the film. I can't really say much about the film except that I did not like it. There is no good or bad, just another record that has been beaten again and again. I was expecting a documentary, but this is more of a tirade. How can you make a documentary about a movie like this? The acting is very mediocre, the camera work is very distracting, and I found the editing to be very weak. I can't think of any other reason to watch the movie.

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Amber Ward

I saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival, and I was surprised by the extent of the visual images. I was also surprised by the way that the film was shot. I have seen some films that are shot with such precision, but this one was especially impressive. I was very impressed by the way the film was shot, as the images were so interesting and unique. The film was shot in black and white, which was interesting, as it added a nice contrast. The film also took place in the same building that is home to the Toronto International Film Festival, and the film was shot there as well. Overall, I thought the film was very interesting and interesting. I really enjoyed the film and I think that people should see it. The film is a little slow, but the images are interesting. I give the film a 7/10.

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Thomas

I've been going to the Toronto International Film Festival every year since 1981 and I've always seen the theatre audience giving up when the new artist does well, and so when Ramin Khoda's "When We Were Kings" was shown at the TIFF, I was excited and excited. But then the theatre audience became silent, and after it was over I felt a little underwhelmed. "When We Were Kings" is about one of the most successful and powerful leaders of the Iranian Revolution, and it is about the period before the revolution and the so called "Revolutionary Years" after the revolution. What I thought was the film was good was the story of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Khomeini was a much more interesting figure than his words. But then I thought the film was really good. The film covers the early years of the revolution, from the very beginning to the time the revolution broke out. The music in the film is great, as are the scenes. The film is very well done, although I felt there was a bit of a slow pace at the beginning. Overall I think "When We Were Kings" is a really good film. The performances are great, and the music is excellent.

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George P.

When I first heard about this documentary, I expected it to be a 90 minute music video and a political statement, which is what it was. It was a well produced, but not entirely satisfying film. Some of the interviews were really well done, but not enough to hold my interest or to get me to buy a ticket. The film moves a bit too slow, and the love story between Keira Knightly and Colin Farrell is too much in the way. The documentary becomes more and more complex and the interest I felt for the subject diminishes. Overall, it's an interesting documentary and a pretty good look at the history of opera and the culture of opera in the 1980's. It was well put together and a good way to explore the subject.

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Joyce Wood

In 1971 the BBC documentary 'The Opera House' presented the idea that the British Opera House should be able to conduct operas. They had the necessary money to create the plans, but the BBC decided to use it to broadcast the Olympics. The BBC really need to watch this documentary as it presents a very real example of the BBC losing control over the BBC. I really admire the BBC for making this documentary but it really shows the BBC's inability to take control of the BBC. It would have made so much more sense to have the BBC conduct the opera at the Opera House rather than have the BBC using the BBC as a music studio. Instead of running the BBC, the BBC should have run the BBC. I give this documentary 8/10. The BBC should have held on to the BBC for the BBC, instead of letting the BBC run the BBC. I suggest the BBC conduct the opera at the Opera House and not run it at the BBC.

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Peter

The History of a Play is the book on which this film is based. It covers the long history of theater in Europe and the United States. There are a number of events that are tied to the play and related to the play. I have been to the Erechtheatre in Philadelphia, PA, which is the oldest theater in the US. It is run by the Philadelphia Fringe Society. One of the members of the Fringe Society, Raymond B. Nash, played a key role in the making of this film. The film is not a "historical documentary" and is just a story told by a group of people. For a history of theater, I would highly recommend the book "The History of a Play" by William Henderson. It is written by an American playwright, William Henderson. William Henderson is a well-known playwright and plays for many decades in Philadelphia. William Henderson wrote a book on the history of theater in America. The book was titled "The History of a Play." The book was published in 1928 and was also the first play to be produced in the U.S. The book was very well-received and has become one of the best-selling books in the United States.

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Tyler T.

I was fortunate enough to attend a screening of the film in Paris, on the 18th of May, 2013. I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed by this movie. I would say that it was really a documentary, or more precisely an opinionated and selective opinionated opinionated documentary. The aim of this movie is to examine the past (and present) of the Paris Opera House. It is based on the memoirs of a young man who lives there. He is also a proud opera lover. The narrator, who is an actor and the editor of the movie, tells us of his visits to the Opera House, and how he has found a lot of things that he is not happy about. The main point of this movie is to show that opera is important, and it should be preserved, not just because of the fun that it has, but also for the reasons that it has given to so many people in the history of the country. The other point of the movie is to show how the Paris Opera House has been used, or rather, how it has been used. The main idea of this movie is that if opera is to be preserved and protected, then the Paris Opera House should be preserved and protected, and that also for the reasons that it has given to so many people, because it has always had the power of influencing history. It is this power that is being threatened by the new owners of the Opera House, and the government, and also by people who want to bring Opera back to the real world. The documentary is filmed in a way that it can be seen as a story, or as a documentary. The person who is interviewing the young man does not want to make a point, and he is careful not to say something that could be interpreted as a political point. But the point of the movie is not to defend opera, or to show how it is used in Paris, but to make an argument. It is not to show that opera is not important in the context of the Paris Opera House, but rather to show that the Paris Opera House has the power to be a symbol of the history of Paris, and also a symbol of the Paris that has always been there, and that people still want to be there.

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Virginia J.

When you have seen just the few minutes of this film, it's difficult to put the full story into words. I guess you'd have to see the entire film and hear the full narrative of the film to get a complete picture of the complexity of the lives of these women and their struggle to survive in the early 1950s. But, if you're going to view this film, see it in it's entirety and then talk about it with friends, family, coworkers, etc. After you do that, you will have a better idea of the profound impact this film has had on the lives of so many. The director does an excellent job of filming the lives of these women and their struggle to survive in a time when women were not expected to have careers, if at all. The film is just a testament to the power of hope, love and dedication to community and peace.

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Rose

I had the pleasure of seeing this movie at the Chicago Film Festival, and it was well worth the experience. In the early 1980s, directors would shoot what they felt would be "artsy" pictures. After they were successful at those pictures, they would move on to something else. In many cases, it was interesting to see how that film got made. It also allowed people to get a better understanding of what made a film "artsy" - and what really did not. It also gave people a chance to see what some of the top filmmakers were up to today. This film was made on a shoestring budget, and it shows. It was made in the early 1980s, and the style of the film, and the interviews were shot on that era's camera equipment. I felt this made the movie interesting and more accessible to those who are new to the subject. I loved the film, and recommend it to everyone.

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Jean F.

I will be honest with you and say that the first few minutes of the documentary were painful for me to watch. I don't know if I had gone to this place and I am the type of person that would not have stayed there. However, the other 2 hours I saw a very very powerful film that truly made me appreciate the music, the people, and the culture of New Orleans. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who is interested in music or anyone who has visited New Orleans. There are not too many documentaries out there that show you the beauty and the culture of New Orleans. I would like to say that this documentary is worth your time and money. I give it a 7 out of 10. For me, the music was just icing on the cake. I also appreciated the amount of effort that was put into filming the music. It was well done and I hope that more people are given the opportunity to see this documentary.

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Kyle M.

A wonderful film that explores the relationship between a lesbian couple, and the trials and tribulations of raising a child, while trying to balance their work and home life. The film is beautifully shot, and is a very moving account of the difficulties of raising a child in a loving, supportive environment. The film is not perfect, and the story could have used a little more substance. However, it is a very moving and well-made film, and is a must-see for all gay people.

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Benjamin G.

I have seen the film twice, once in the theater and once on DVD. I had been thinking about the film for some time before I finally decided to see it. I thought the film was great, and I am a fan of Rufus Wainwright's work. I was also interested in seeing how the film was shot, because I am a big fan of the cinematography. I am also a fan of the film. It was very well done. I was not disappointed at all. It was a very good film, and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Rufus Wainwright's work. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Peter Stewart

This is a great documentary. It's a must-see for any fan of the music. I would have given it an 8 if I could, but I don't think the movie is as good as the music. I think the movie is better because the music is more of a character. The movie was also made by a woman, so it was more emotional. The music is really good, but I think the movie is more emotional. The movie is definitely worth seeing, but don't expect the same as the music.

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Douglas Patel

I was pleasantly surprised with this film. It's not a great film, but it's a film that will have you talking about it for a long time. It's an excellent film for anyone who loves opera and the history of the music. I loved it. The film is very interesting and it really goes into the history of the music. It also goes into the history of the opera house. The film is very informative and it gives you a great history of the opera house. It's a great film for anyone who loves opera and history.

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Julia W.

I really enjoyed this documentary, it was very informative, and the interviews were very interesting. I really enjoyed the history of the opera house, and the building of the opera house, and I really enjoyed the music, and the performers. I also really enjoyed the interviews with the singers, and the music directors. It really was very interesting. I recommend this documentary to anyone who likes opera, or just like to learn about the history of the opera house. I give it a 7/10