Mr Adler and the Opera

On Thursday March 13th at 7:00pm, Rarely Seen 16mm presents Mr. Adler and the Opera.

Retiring San Francisco Opera General Director Kurt Adler is the main attraction in this ultra-rare 16mm music documentary from 1981. Along with a in-depth profile of the acclaimed Adler – the viewer is taken behind-the-scenes of the San Francisco Opera – for a view into the productions of “Aida”, starring opera greats soprano Leontyne Price and tenor Luciano Pavarotti – and “Carmen” starring Placido Domingo. Also featured is a performance by Pavarotti (in his prime) before an audience of 20,000 at Golden Gate Park.  A truly unique film for opera and classical music lovers.

Rarely Seen 16mm is curated by Portland film archivist Greg Hamilton – who digs into his personal collection of hundreds of rare and unseen 16mm films, to create unique cinema programming for film lovers and curiosity seekers alike.  His previous Hollywood Theatre film events include: SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION, FAST BREAK, THE MUSIC FILMS OF LES BLANK, BLACK ROSES, AUTOMORPHOSIS and VORTEX I.



Friday, March 14