In the Shadow of the Stars
|In the Shadow of the Stars|
|Directed by||Allie Light|
|Produced by||Allie Light|
|Distributed by||First Run Features|
|August 14, 1991|
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 as it depicts the lives of the various members of the chorus, rather than the big name stars.
Operas featured in the film
- The Flying Dutchman (Richard Wagner)
- The Rake's Progress (Igor Stravinsky)
- Macbeth (Giuseppe Verdi)
- L'Africaine (Giacomo Meyerbeer)
- Il Trovatore (Verdi)
- La Boheme (Giacomo Puccini)
It was released on DVD in 2005 with extra scenes and the Oscar acceptance speech by Saraf as bonus features.
It is available for streaming.
- Documentary Winners: 1992 Oscars
- TV Guide
- Review/Film; The Unsung of the Opera, Or, Voices of the Chorus - The New York Times
- The Austin Chronicle
- Barnes, Mike (2012-12-30). "Oscar-Winning Producer Irving Saraf Dies at 80". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
- 1992|Oscars.org|Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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