YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The annual presentation of “Phantom of the Opera” at Stambaugh Auditorium will include a live stream this year to abide by coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
At 4 p.m. Oct. 25, a small live audience will be on hand for the silent film with accompaniment by organist Peter Richard Conte on the auditorium’s historic 1926 E.M. Skinner pipe organ. Typically, the event fills the concert hall with more than 1,500 guests, but this year a limited number of tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. on Sept. 21.
Tickets are $10 and include a bottle of water and a bag of fresh popcorn.
Audiences unable to attend live can watch the live-streamed portion for free online. Details of the live stream will be provided at a later date.
The silent film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel “The Phantom of the Operate” was released in 1925. The story follows the disfigured Phantom, played by Lon Chaney, as he causes havoc throughout the Paris Opera House to win the heart of a young opera singer by making her a star.
This will be Conte’s fifth visit to Stambaugh to perform on the organ. Conte is the principal organist of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pa., and organist/choirmaster of St. Clement’s Church in Philadelphia.
For ticket sales for the in-person performance, call 330 259 0555 or visit online at StambaughAuditorium.com.
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Posted Sept. 15, 2020.