New York Premiere Screening “GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS” An Opera Reimagined for Film

Gordon Getty’s new opera Goodbye, Mr. Chips receives its second screening on March 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The public screening, co-presented by New York City Opera and Festival Napa Valley, takes place at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Getty’s fourth opera, based on the 1934 novella Goodbye, Mr. Chips and other stories by James Hilton, was originally planned as a fully-staged, live opera performance, but after COVID-19 cancellations, the team reimagined the work as a film.

Directed by Brian Staufenbiel and conducted by Nicolle Paiement, the film features tenor Nathan Granner in the titular role of Mr. Chips, soprano Marnie Breckenridge singing Kathie, baritone Lester Lynch as Dr. Merrivale, and bass-baritone Kevin Short as Ralston and Rivers, as well as members of The Young People’s Chorus of New York City (Francisco J. Núñez, Founder and Artistic Director) representing the boarding school’s students.

View the “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” Trailer here.

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