Phantom of the Opera

April 20, 2013 at 8pm
Orpheum Theatre

Composer: Andrew Downing
Conductor: Leslie Dala

A spectacular multimedia world premiere that combines a screening of the dark, suspenseful 1925 film Phantom of the Opera with live, accompanying performance by chorus and symphony. Canadian composer Andrew Downing’s entrancing musical interpretation will bring new richness and nuance to the cult-classic tale of unrequited romance, lurking terror, and the power of music. With the musicians occupying centre stage, two screens will display a crisp print of the chilling masterpiece, featuring legendary silent film star Lon Chaney in one of his most harrowing roles.

Rupert Julian’s 1925 Phantom of the Opera film and virtuoso chamber ensemble