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Phantom of the Opera

  • Orpheum Theatre 601 Smithe Street Vancouver, BC, V6B 1L7 Canada (map)

Silence is Shattered. Terror Given Voice.

A spectacular multimedia work interweaves a screening of Rupert Julian’s dark & haunting 1925 film, The Phantom of the Opera, with live performance by chorus and chamber ensemble. Toronto-based composer Andrew Downing’s mesmerizing score returns by popular demand, offering new intensity and nuance to the cult-classic tale of gothic romance, lurking horror, and the unequaled power of music.

“[Rupert Julian’s The Phantom of the Opera] has two elements of genius: It creates beneath the opera one of the most grotesque places in the cinema, and Chaney’s performance transforms an absurd character into a haunting one.” – Roger Ebert, on the 1925 Silent Film

Conductor: Leslie Dala

Featuring: Rupert Julian’s 1925 The Phantom of the Opera and Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble.

Double Bass: Andrew Downing

Violin: Cameron Wilson

Clarinet: François Houle

Bassoon: Ingrid Chiang

Trumpet: Brad Turner

Trombone: Jeremy Berkman

Keyboards: Chris Gestrin