Phantoms of the Americas
Phantoms of the Opera Symposium
In this Sunday late-morning session, scholars from around the world will discuss how the Phantom has been unmasked—in more ways than one—in North- and South American adaptations.
Murray Leeder, University of Calgary (Film Studies), presents 'Ghostliness, embodiment and unmasking.'
Robert Sholl, Royal Academy of Music and University of West London (Music), presents ‘The 1925 unmasking scene: Improvisation in context.’
Aída Cordero Domínguez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Audiovisual Creation), presents 'El Fantasma de la Ópera through the prism of Ibáñez Serrador.'
Charlotte Gleghorn, University of Edinburgh (Latin American Studies), presents 'In pursuit of Narciso: Phantom myth and archive in Argentina.'
These presentations are followed by a discussion.
This session ends at 1pm.
Barbican Cinema 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.