The Phantom of the Opera Silent Film and Live Score

Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Location Info


Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Music Venues

Region: Costa Mesa

Before Andrew Lloyd-Webber fancied up Gaston Leroux’s 1909 novel with a flying chandelier and some awesome 80’s synthesizers, Lon Chaney Sr. scared the bejeezus out of unsuspecting audiences in 1925 with a creepy kisser not even a mother could love. Grossing over $2 million (at a nickel a pop), and grossing out millions more, Phantom kicked off a stream of Universal horror pictures that included the now-classic Frankenstein and Dracula. Presented here with a soundtrack by organist Dennis James (on a 4,322-pipe calliope), this legendary “beauty and the beast” tale set against perilous Parisian catacombs and ominous, opulent opera houses is one terrifying trip worth taking.
Sun., March 10, 7:30 p.m., 2013