Spooky season continues with a special screening presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection. On Tuesday, November 5th, The Phantom of the Opera (the silent one) will be shown with music by pianist Pierre Queval. The French-born musician, who was the young-artist-in-residence at the St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans in 2016, will provide live, improvised accompaniment to the classic.
The film was adapted by Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel and first hit the big screen in 1925. According to THNOC, The Phantom of the Opera is noted for its technical accomplishment and Lon Chaney's performance as the title role.
The film is shown as part of THNOC's Les Comédiens Français lecture series, "which is dedicated to French language and culture in the performing arts." The screening (410 Chartres Street) begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $15 for the general public, $5 for Founder and Merieult members, and free for Caillot Circle, Mahalia, Jackson, Laussat Society, and Bienville Circle members.