Live music meets silent horror - Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University

 

The LA Opera Orchestra will play a new score to a screening of the 1922 classic horror film "Nosferatu" Oct. 28 at the Musco Center.

The LA Opera Orchestra will play a new score to a screening of the 1922 classic horror film “Nosferatu” Oct. 28 at the Musco Center.

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October 26, 2016

“Nosferatu,” an icon of silent horror films, will be screened at the Musco Center for the Arts starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with a musical accompaniment performed live by the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.

Directed by F.W. Murnau and released in 1922, “Nosferatu” has been praised by critics as being one of the greatest and most influential horror films ever made. An adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” the film stars Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok.

A hallmark of German Expressionism, the film was nearly lost when a majority of copies were destroyed because of a lawsuit by Stoker’s heirs, but the few surviving copies saw it go on to gain renown around the world.

 

As a dash of fun for this Halloween treat, the Musco Center invites all attendees to come dressed in costumes.

– Jonathan Winslow