The Phantom of the Opera (Silent Movie)

See the iconic silent movie, accompanied by acclaimed organist Michael Britt LIVE on the Carolina Theatre’s Robert Morton Pipe Organ! Original to the Carolina’s opening night in 1927, the organ is the only remaining Robert Morton Pipe Organ in the state.

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. (1925, Not Rated, 1 hour and 47 minutes.)

A Baltimore native, Michael T. Britt began piano studies at age 12. After studying piano and organ at the Peabody Preparatory School, Michael entered the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1979. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance having been the recipient of the Richard L. Phelps Award and a three-time recipient of the Richard Ross Award for organ. In 1980, Michael became the Associate Organist at the Shrine of the Little Flower and in 1981, was appointed Minister of Music where he served for nearly 26 years. In 2012, Michael was appointed Minister of Music and Organist at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also on the faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County and serves as Organist at Beth-El Congregation as well as house organist at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland.

Michael maintains an active schedule as a recitalist and silent film accompanist. He performs yearly at the chapel at Princeton University, the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, Virginia, and the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland. He has also performed at the Riverside Church in New York City, and in 2009 was invited to perform at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.

SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors, military & first responders. Prices include sales tax.

Guests can opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 (open Monday through Friday, from noon until 5PM), or visit the Carolina Theatre in person.

See you at the theatre!