Dreyer’s Joan of Arc with music by Ole Schmidt

Carl Th. Dreyer’s world famous silent film ‘The Passion of Joan Arc’ from 1928 will be screened June 9 in the Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, UK, as part of the On Liberty series by Opera North. In this special screening, a musical score written by the Danish composer Ole Schmidt in 1983 is performed live by the Orchestra of Opera North. Both richly romantic and unconventionally modern, the music makes a thrilling accompaniment to the film, and completes a unique event that has been three years in the making.