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Roy Budd's Phantom of the Opera

Artwork for the Phantom of the Opera showing the Phantom

Never performed during the composer’s lifetime, Roy Budd’s masterful score to the 1925 silent classic Phantom of the Opera is played live alongside the film by the 72-piece Docklands Sinfonia.

Roy Budd had loved Phantom since he was a child. The self-taught pianist and prodigious composer – best known for his thrilling score to Get Carter – had always dreamed of writing music for the iconic film. And in 1993, he did just that, completing his monumental, romantic, anguished score. But tragically, just weeks before the composition’s scheduled premiere at the Barbican, Roy Budd died from a brain haemorrhage, and the performance was cancelled.

Now, the score finally receives its Barbican performance, as the Docklands Sinfonia give the score its second ever outing. This is thanks to Budd’s widow, Sylvia, whose efforts to stage the live film and music experience led to its premiere at the London Coliseum in 2017. 

Profits from tonight’s performance will be donated to Rotary's Purple4Polio campaign to End Polio Now and forever, dedicated to eradicating polio around the world.

This performance will begin promptly at the advertised start time and running time will be confirmed closer to the event.



Produced by Chizu Media and Mishka Music & Productions

Supported by Sylwia Romaniuk Couture, Ignition Law and Wine Bourse

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