Great Performances: The Opera House

The Groundbreaking Ceremony of Lincoln Center

With remarks by Leonard Bernstein and President Eisenhower, plus music by the New York Philharmonic, Juilliard Chorus, and the Metropolitan Opera, ground broke on Lincoln Center.

Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey GardensLalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Premieres Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) and will be available to stream the following day on pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps.