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Metropolitan (1935)





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In this musical, a prima donna huffs out of the Met to begin her own opera company. For her leading man, she engages a handsome baritone who takes control of the struggling company and turns it into a success. Songs include: "De Glory Road," "On the Road to Mandalay," arias from Gounod's "Faust," Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," the prologue to Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci," and "The Toreador Song," and "Micaela's Aria" from Bizet's "Carmen."

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Lawrence Tibbett
as Thomas Renwick
Virginia Bruce
as Anne Merrill
Alice Brady
as Ghita Galin
Cesar Romero
as Niki Baroni
Thurston Hall
as T. Simon Hunter
Luis Alberni
as Ugo Pizzi
George F. Marion
as Perontelli
Adrian Rosley
as Mr. Tolentino
Jessie Ralph
as Charwoman
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Critic Reviews for Metropolitan

All Critics (3)

That the intelligentsia, those who understand and appreciate the worth of finely rendered class music, will respond enthusiastically is hardly to be doubted.

November 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Lawence Tibbett is one of those singers who should be heard and not seen.

April 20, 2020 | Full Review…

The song naturally is superb, and the story is sufficiently lively, thanks to the comedy antics of Alice Brady.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Metropolitan


Strictly for Opera fans.

Aj V
Aj V

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Lawrence Tibbett doesn't have much in the way of movie star presence alhough he sings beautifully but the real strength of this antique is in the supporting cast. Alice Brady is marvelous as an over the top diva and as with many old studio films wonderful character actors pop up and disappear after a scene or two. Here Jane Darwell and Walter Brennan are in one cute scene as a couple who run a road side cafe who have to send their kids to fetch anything that's ordered.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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