The Opera House
© Jonathan Tichler / Metropolitan Opera
In the fall of 1966, the Metropolitan Opera opened its new house at Lincoln Center. The momentous event was the culmination of a Herculean effort that was at the crossroads of a considerable amount of political in-fighting, architectural dog fights, the take-no-prisoners urban planning of Robert Moses, the visionary philanthropy of John D. Rockefeller III, the Cold War propaganda of President Eisenhower, and the iron will of Met General Manager Rudolf Bing. Featuring rare archival footage, some legendary performances, and the witty recollections of Leontyne Price and others, The Opera House takes a revealing look back at a pivotal time for American culture and society.