In the Shadow of the Stars

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In the Shadow of the Stars
In the Shadow of the Stars.jpg
Directed byAllie Light
Irving Saraf
Produced byAllie Light
Irving Saraf[1]
CinematographyMichael Chin
Distributed byFirst Run Features
Release date
August 14, 1991 (1991-08-14)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

In the Shadow of the Stars is a 1991 American documentary film about the San Francisco Opera by the husband-and-wife team of Irving Saraf and Allie Light[2] as it depicts the lives of the various members of the chorus, rather than the big name stars.[3][4]

Operas featured in the film[edit]



The film which won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Light and Saraf.[7][8]


It was released on DVD in 2005 with extra scenes and the Oscar acceptance speech by Saraf as bonus features.[9]

It is available for streaming.[10]


  1. ^ Documentary Winners: 1992 Oscars
  2. ^ TV Guide
  3. ^ Review/Film; The Unsung of the Opera, Or, Voices of the Chorus - The New York Times
  4. ^
  5. ^ AllMovie
  6. ^ The Austin Chronicle
  7. ^ Barnes, Mike (2012-12-30). "Oscar-Winning Producer Irving Saraf Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  8. ^ 1992||Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  9. ^ PopMatters
  10. ^

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