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About Roy Budd’s The Phantom of the Opera
Don't miss the world premiere of Roy Budd’s masterpiece score to the 1925 classic silent film.
For the very first time, the iconic silent film will be shown with the score by legendary musician and film composer Roy Budd. This one-off event will be performed by Docklands Sinfonia, conducted by Spencer Down.
As a child prodigy performer, Budd debuted at the Coliseum in 1953 at 6 years of age. Now 64 years later, it's only fitting that the Coliseum will again play host to Budd in what is arguably his greatest achievement – a grand soundtrack for a full orchestra with several themes and leitmotifs that pay tribute to the great composers of the concert hall and screen, while at the same time being unmistakably the work of its inspired creator.
Budd tragically and unexpectedly passed away in 1993 at 46 years old, five weeks shy of the original premiere which never eventuated due to his passing. 24 years later, it's exciting that the premiere of his masterpiece work is finally taking place.
Last updated: August, 2017