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 The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera (Le Fantž¥me de l‚ÄôOpž©ra in France) is a French novel by Gaston Leroux.
The employees claim that the opera house is haunted by a mysterious ghost who causes a variety of accidents such as hanging a stagehand on a noose and dropping a chandelier on the audience during a show.
According to Kay, the Phantom was born as Erik in a small town not far from Rouen, the son of a master mason.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera.php   (3418 words)

  
 The Phantom of The Opera Shows Fan website
Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de l'Opera by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is the story of a cloaked figure who creep around the catacombs of the Paris Opera House and spreads a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.
The Phantom engineers her debut as the company's prima donna, and then spirits her away to his lair beneath the theatre and beyond a mysterious lake.
The current Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera ifeatures Hugh Panaro in the title role, Sandra Joseph as Christine and John Cudia as Raoul, with Jeff Keller (Monsieur Firmin), George Lee Andrews (Monsieur André), Julie Schmidt (Carlotta), Marilyn Caskey (Madame Giry), Larry Wayne Morbitt (Piangi) and Heather McFadden (Meg Giry).
www.geocities.com /broadwayshowsfanz2/Phantom__opera.htm   (432 words)

  
 Filmtracks: The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
One very curious change in "Angel of Music" and "The Mirror" (the reprise of the former) is the absence of the thumping bass strings that would be established as the foreshadowing of a Phantom appearance.
The most irritating aspect of this version of "The Phantom of the Opera" is its shortened length; a quarter of the song is simply missing (the section that starts with the Phantom: "In all your fantasies...").
Definitely underpowered are the Phantom's attempts to lure Christine in "Wandering Child," with poor vocal chemistry between the two leads and incompatible tones combining with the barely present thumping bass strings to suck all the magic out of the piece.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/phantom_opera.html   (4738 words)

  
 The Phantom Of The Opera: Special Edition (2005)
The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants.
When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.
The Phantom of the Opera appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /phantomoftheopera2004se.shtml   (1973 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera 1986 Musical - .ceneus.notes
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical based on the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux.
The music was written in 1986 by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber specifically for the voice of his then wife, singer Sarah Brightman.
The musical was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and opened at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, on October 9, 1986, where it still runs as of 2004.
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 The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Movie - .ceneus.notes
The Phantom of the Opera is the 2004 Warner Bros. film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart's international stage success.
The cast includes Gerard Butler as the Phantom, Emmy Rossum as Christine (who was only 17 at the time of filming), Patrick Wilson as Raoul, Miranda Richardson as Madame Giry, Jennifer Ellison as Meg, and Minnie Driver (whose vocals have been dubbed by Margaret Preece, a professional opera singer) as Carlotta.
The Phantom of the Opera: the novel by Gaston Leroux
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 The Phantom of the Opera St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
The familiar tale of the disfigured, masked Phantom who lives in the lake below the Paris Opera House and is obsessed with the beautiful young soprano Christine Daae and takes her from chorus girl to diva is told in an intensely romantic and operatic style.
At the end, the Phantom kidnaps Christine and when she kisses him without being repulsed by his physical appearance, he disappears and leaves her to be with Raoul.
The Phantom of the Opera is representative of two dominant trends in the musical of the 1980s and 1990s: the sung-through musical and the mega-musical.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100949   (674 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera Movie Review at Hollywood Video
Back then, the opera house was under the sway of the mysterious, elusive Phantom (Gerard Butler).
Your garden variety tortured and disfigured musical genius, he despises the resident diva Carlotta (Minnie Driver, sounding suspiciously like the SNL character Roseanne Rosanna Dana) and does everything he can to drive her from the Populaire.
She is his muse, his "angel of music," and therefore cannot give her heart to anyone else.
www.hollywoodvideo.com /movies/movie.aspx?MID=139603   (912 words)

  
 Peter Karrie: the Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" opened at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, on 9th October 1986.
He was playing the Phantom in Toronto until 1999, and played the role again in the UK in 2000.
This Phantom is a man of brilliant talent and passion, tortured by his face.
www.peterkarrie.com /phantom.htm   (1589 words)

  
 The Show - Background
The musical opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles and there have been more than twenty productions worldwide since then.
The Phantom of the Opera is the jewel in the crown of the Really Useful Group's copyrights.
A movie version of The Phantom of the Opera is due to be released at the end of 2004.
www.thephantomoftheopera.com /poto/show/the_show_background.php   (191 words)

  
 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets - Phantom Of The Opera Theater Tour Schedule Show Tickets Broker
Christine holds a smaller part and is taking lessons from the Phantom of the opera who lures her to his underground lair.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company.
The triumph of "The Phantom of the Opera" lies in the amalgam of virtually all its elements into as gloriously theatrical a show as we've had in recent memory.
www.ticketspecialists.com /theater/phantom_of_the_opera_tickets.htm   (710 words)

  
 KINNOPIO - The Phantom of the Opera
The 35-year-old Butler plays the Phantom, a part usually given to an older actor, since the Phantom is supposed to be a surrogate father to the ingénue heroine Christine (Rossum).
The Phantom’s possessive jealousy springs from his mentor-pupil attachment to Christine; without that, he becomes, as he is here, a deranged, operatic Batman, lurking in the rafters of the Opéra Populaire to enforce miscalculated measures of romantic justice.
Then the Phantom learns that she is in love with Raoul, her childhood sweetheart and part of the new management team, and spins madly out of control as he realizes that he has increasingly little influence over her.
home.earthlink.net /~kinnopio/reviews/2004/phantomof.htm   (924 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera (1986 musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The musical, like the novel and other adaptations, focuses on the naïve singer Christine Daaé as she is seduced by a disfigured musical genius known as "The Phantom of the Opera".
The Phantom of the Opera (tenor/baritone) — The genius composer and musician who lives beneath the opera house.
Although the role of The Phantom is normally played by a tenor, he has been played by baritones numerous times, including Gerard Butler in the film version and Howard McGillin who holds the record for most performances in the role on Broadway (over 1,300).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Phantom_of_the_Opera_(1986_musical)   (3621 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast): Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber,Michael Reed,David ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
When I first heard the music from 'The Phantom of the Opera' 8yrs ago, almost instantly, a surge of emotion and inspiration tingled up my spine and I was in awe of the brilliance of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Strouse, and Richard Stilgoe.
Not only did he choose a fascinatingly mysterious story to create his operatic musical, but his music is so powerful and so stirring for the listener, that they become part of the action in the musical.
The title song, "The Phantom of the Opera", involves the two leading characters, the Phantom and Christine, singing of how the former is incessantly in the mind of the latter.
www.amazon.com /Phantom-Opera-Original-1986-London/dp/B00004YTY2   (1868 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.
The Phantom of the Opera had its world premiere on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, winning every major British theatre award including the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards.
Musical staging and choreography are by Gillian Lynne.
www.dallassummermusicals.org /bcs_phantom.shtm   (440 words)

  
 Item #1040024FK - Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom Of The Opera" - Flute Sheet Music
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom Of The Opera" is one of the most popular Broadway musicals ever.
Featuring songs like "The Phantom Of The Opera" and "The Music Of The Night", this book of printed sheet music (arranged for instrumental solo) is sure to please.
The Phantom Of The Opera - Composed by: Hart, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Stillgoe - From: Musical "The Phantom Of The Opera" - ©1986
www.superdupermusic.com /flute/1040024.html   (490 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The Paris Opera House, which was one of the most successful and well-known theaters in the 1880s, hosted many ghost stories.
Since then, Christine has been visited by a musical tutor whom she believes to be an “Angel of Music” sent by her father.
When she finally meets the Angel of Music, he turns out to be a man who lives underneath the opera house’s main floor.
www.jou.ufl.edu /rolemodels/entertainment/phantom.shtm   (655 words)

  
 D.C. Anderson in "The Phantom of the Opera"
D.C. Anderson in "The Phantom of the Opera"
I knew that David Caddick, the musical supervisor, was going to attend the callbacks so I showed up for the callback, pretending that I had been given an appointment for the next day and that I wasn’t going to be able to make it.
Wanting more than anything to see and grieve with PHANTOM company members only to have the show cancelled that night and be alone with the information and the fears and the worries that my roommate in NY was possibly working in the towers that day.
www.dcanderson.net /dcanderson/new_phantom.html   (2505 words)

  
 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (2004/musical version) - 1 more reason 2 see it on Broadway?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
That said, the filmed version of "The Phantom of the Opera" recaptures much of the wonderful sets and costumes of the current stage production while settling for a dearth of star power in the major roles - none to be exact.
The handsome young Phantom is a generation too young to fit the story, and Butler's powerful masculinity makes the Phantom more like a mob boss than a musician.
The music is flawless, the singing is flawless, the drama is more intimate, and the story development is improved.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/showthread.php?p=5842553   (3379 words)

  
 Phantom of the Opera - Opera Videos - Public Domain Opera Movie Videos for Sale
It's well known that the ending of the film (with the Phantom producing a bomb) was re-shot and added after disastrous screenings of the original version.
The original contained three 2-Strip Technicolor sequences all but one of which (the Phantom's entrance as the Red Death on the stairway of the Opera Hosue) has been lost, although Kevin Brownlow recently reproduced the appearance of the other two sequences for a restoration.
Claude Rains in The Phantom of the Opera
www.dinosaur.org /opera/operaphantom.htm   (824 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera tickets at the Her Majesty`s Theatre. Booking information, performance details, online box ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
The Phantom of the Opera tickets at the Her Majesty`s Theatre.
Phantom of the Opera tickets have, for years, been the most sought after and difficult tickets to obtain. This unmissable production has some of the finest and most romantic melodies with breathtaking stage effects.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is now as much a classic as the original novel itself.
www.expressevents.com /theatre/phantom   (293 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Phantom of the Opera (2-Disc Special Widescreen Edition): DVD: Joel Schumacher,Imogen Bain,Paul ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-09)
Those who consider the stage musical shallow and overblown probably won't have their minds changed by the movie, and devotees will forever rue that the movie took the better part of two decades to develop, which prevented the casting of original principals Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.
What Christine doesn't realise is that her angel of music is also the infamous Phantom and that he is obsessed with her.
I suppose some might say that the voice of Gerard Butler as the Phantom may not be quite as polished as those before him, but it has a raw, sensual edge to it that exudes all the passion and longing of that tortured soul.
www.amazon.ca /Phantom-Opera-2-Disc-Special-Widescreen/dp/B0007TKNL0   (2375 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera - Preview Online
Since opening at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on October 9, 1986, the show has had 65,000 performances in 18 countries, and taken over $3 billion at the box office.
The Phantom has won three Oliviers (the West End’s top award), seven Tonys (Broadway’s equivalent) and is now the second longest-running musical in the history of the Great White Way (Lloyd Webber’s Cats still holds first place).
And all this for a musical whose basic theme is lost love and loneliness.
www.preview-online.com /w2004/feature_articles/phantom/index.html   (319 words)

  
 The Phantom of the Opera lyrics, The Phantom of the Opera musical lyrics, The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack lyrics
The Phantom of the Opera lyrics, The Phantom of the Opera musical lyrics, The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack lyrics
The Phantom of the Opera (Original 1986 London Cast) soundtrack lyrics
During the overture the opera house is restored to its earlier
www.soundtrackslyrics.com /mnopq/Phantom-of-the-Opera.html   (1618 words)

  
 Phantom of the Opera, The Musical :::
The original Broadway production opened on 26 January 1988 was directed by Harold Prince, with musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne.
What's left to be said about Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera a decade after its premiere?
A megahit that will likely outlive Titanic in the pop-culture pantheon, Phantom has largely redefined--for better or worse--the manner in which modern musicals are conceived, staged, and marketed.
www.thebroadwaymusicals.com /p/phantomoftheoperathe.htm   (241 words)

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