Silent film with Rob Landes – Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera – Silent film with Rob Landes at the organ
Friday, October 26, 2018 8pm
In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her.
The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l’Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte. The novel is partly inspired by historical events at the Paris Operaduring the nineteenth century and an apocryphal tale concerning the use of a former ballet pupil’s skeleton in Carl Maria von Weber‘s 1841 production of Der Freischütz. It has been successfully adapted into various stage and film adaptations, most notable of which are the 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, and Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s 1986 musical.
ROB LANDES began studying the piano at the age of three and made his “debut” on the Art Linkletter House Party program at the age of four.
A native Houstonian, his playing has taken him from the United States and Canada, to Norway, France, Germany, the UK and Norway. Landes is widely known as a pianist, organist, arranger, conductor and published composer. He is associated with six national publishers.
The Rob Landes Trio is well known for performances in concert at Jones Hall, The Wortham Theatre, The Tower Theatre, The Houston Jazz Festival and the Galveston Opera House. They appeared weekly for three years on Channel 13’s Good Morning Houston.
Rob has been the Organist and Artist-in-Residence at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church since 1996.
He has 18 CDs
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