NEW SHOW NOW LIVE – Phantom Of the Opera – Roy Budd @ London Coliseum
For the very first time, the iconic silent film will be shown with the score by legendary musician and film composer Roy Budd. This is a not to be missed one-off event 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. 64 years later, it is 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 we are very proud to stage the Premiere of his masterpiece work.
Geoff Brown, The Times
“With exceptional orchestral refinement, and a sublimely gentle British restraint, as though it were a piece by Vaughan-Williams, Budd breathes life into the film with a flowing stream of dark Romantic, at times sumptuously lyrical, melodies.”
Matthias Buedinger, Cinema Musica
“Roy Budd’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA score is a masterpiece of film scoring.”
-FORGET LLOYD WEBER ROY BUDD’S ORIGINAL PHANTOM OF THE OPERA FINALLY UNMASKED – THE TELEGRAPH
-PROBABLY ROY BUDD’S GREATEST WORK – BAFTA
-SUCCULENT SCORE – THE TIMES