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‘GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS’ OPERA FILM WORLD PREMIERE IS PLAYING AT THE SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER 

Presented by Festival Napa Valley with Mill Valley Film Festival/California Film Institute
Music and libretto by Gordon Getty
Film directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Conducted by Nicole Paiement

Based on James Hilton’s popular 1934 novella and other stories, composer Gordon Getty’s fourth opera, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, tells the heart-warming story of a teacher at Brookfield, an all-boys English boarding school to which “Chips” has dedicated most of his adult life. The opera chronicles Chips’ story of love, loss, and learning over his decades-long tenure at Brookfield. The opera is reimagined here for film by director Brian Staufenbiel and represents the opera’s world premiere.

Featuring an acclaimed cast of opera singers, Goodbye, Mr. Chips delights audiences with outstanding vocal and dramatic performances from: tenor Nathan Granner in the titular role of Mr. Chips; soprano Marnie Breckenridge singing Kathie and Linford; baritone Lester Lynch as Merrivale; and bass-baritone Kevin Short as Ralston and Rivers. The orchestra of stellar Bay Area players is conducted by Nicole Paiement. Members of The Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, represent the boarding school’s students.

TRT: 155 min.

PREMIERES SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021, 4:00 P.M.-SOLD OUT

Live Q & A session with the film’s creators following the 4:00pm screening only.

Added show at 1:00pm!  Tickets available soon.
4pm showing SOLD OUT
Please email the Festival Napa Valley box office to be added to the ticket wait list: [email protected]org
When additional tickets become available, they will contact you. For more information, call 707-346-5052 during regular business hours (M-F 10am-4pm).

$15.00 General