Horror multimedia opera in two acts Live music and choreography on a classic horror of the silent movie “The cat and Canary” (Paul Leni, director - Usa, 1927 - Universal) - Original Music and video interludes Mino Freda
Silent (movie) Ghost, a multimedia opera of horror , is a show in two acts, lasting about 90 minutes, which synthetically unites movie, music, dance and video. Based on a classic horror of the silent film “The cat and the canary”, (USA, 1927), the work has sprung out of an idea of the Italian composer Mino Freda who wrote the music of the whole film .
Stylistically, it is a border music - from electronics to classical, from the acoustic to the rhythmic power of drum and bass - the live setting is also supported by performance of a contemporary dance, that becomes a sort of tridimensional scenography, a humanized projection, giving life – together with the live video - to original choreographic interludes.
A really unique opera, multi-medial, Silent (movie) Ghost can completely involve the public’s attention on different representative levels without altering the engaging plot of the silent-movie masterpiece. Shot in 1927 by German director Paul Leni (the first of his works to be produced in the USA) - considered as one of the masters of expressionist German cinema directors - the film shows a very innovative direction: frequent subjective, movie-camera movements, and other effects. A good chance to rediscover, in a different way, the fascinating silent-movie tradition.
This opera has been presented, for the first time at cinema theatre ODEON, Florence, during the international Film Festival: “50 days of international cinema”