Amato: A Love Affair With Opera

Amato: A Love Affair With Opera

Director: Stephen Ives

Cast: Stephen Ives, Tony Amato Jr.

     
 

Tony and Sally Amato were a pair of New York opera enthusiasts who in 1947 (not long after they married) founded the Amato Opera Company, an independent opera company who never let their ambitions be limited by their sometimes limited resources. While the Amato Opera Company eventually grew big enough to take over a venue in New York's theater district, at one point… See more details below

Overview

Tony and Sally Amato were a pair of New York opera enthusiasts who in 1947 (not long after they married) founded the Amato Opera Company, an independent opera company who never let their ambitions be limited by their sometimes limited resources. While the Amato Opera Company eventually grew big enough to take over a venue in New York's theater district, at one point they lost their lease and were unable to find a new theater for their productions. Undaunted, the Amatos converted the company's storage space on the Bowery into a small theater (it sat 107 people), and in 1997 they celebrated their 50th year of staging professional opera, offering budding talent a place to mature and presenting high-quality performances in an intimate setting (the Amato Opera Company theater is flanked on one side by a gas station, and on the other by the famous punk rock venue CBGB!). Amato: A Love Affair With Opera is a documentary that celebrates Tony and Sally's marriage as well as their unique careers in music; sadly, Sally Amato died shortly before the film was completed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
UPC:
0841887008617
Original Release:
2001
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:00:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Amato: A Love Affair With Opera
1. Striking the Set [7:50]
2. Backstage With Tony [7:30]
3. Ton'y Childhoof/A Tour of the Amato [7:09]
4. Sally's chilhoo [6:13]
5. When Tony Met Sally [7:45]
6. The Amato Opera - The Early Years [8:51]
7. John Sadler Is Late [7:17]
8. The Doctor's Appointment [4:23]
9. The Plaza/Finale [6:13]
10. Credits [2:06]

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