Opera on the Big Screen
Following the success of September’s Festival O22 presentation of live opera productions alongside opera films, “redefining opera on stage and screen” according to the Wall Street Journal, Opera Philadelphia will bring its renowned films to five regional movie theaters, offering audiences an opportunity to appreciate the intersection of two art forms.
The theatrical screening program begins in November with the GRAMMY-nominated film of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, called “a worthy addition to the far-too-slight catalog of opera presented in cinematic form” by the New York Times. December brings James Darrah’s 2021 film of Poulenc’s La voix humaine starring Patricia Racette, which tells the story of a woman grappling with grief, denial, and anger in the face of unrequited love, all shared through a one-sided telephone call. January brings the theatrical premiere of Little’s newest opera Black Lodge, a Twin Peaks-inspired piece “pushing the boundaries of what opera is” (Broadway World).
The films will screen in five area movie theaters: Bryn Mawr Film Institute in Delaware County; The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Chester County; County Theater in Doylestown, Bucks County; Ambler Theater in Montgomery County; and Princeton Garden Theatre in Princeton, NJ.
In Movie Theaters
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