Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »
Having relocated to a vivacious amusement resort in Coney Island, The Phantom of the Paris Opera House uses a pseudonym to invite renowned soprano Christine Daaé to perform. She and her ... See full summary »
Brutal murders take set during the new production of "Marilia De Dirceu" at the Theatro Municipal in Rio De Janeiro. When Cristina Andreatti, daughter of famous Brazilian musician - Gastão ... See full summary »
Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives Carriere's dismissed. His arrogant successor refuses to let a woman of low birth sing in his opera, but graciously employs Christine as gadrobiere for his wife Charlotta, who's installed as first singer. He also fights the phantom, an unknown guy who lives since many years in the catacombs below the opera and was granted privileges by Carriere. However the phantom knows how to defend himself and at the same time helps Christine to her career. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Though this film is not a musical, many of the scenes portrayed in the film were kept in Arthur Kopit's/Maury Yeston's stage adaptation. See more »
When Carlotta sings, her words don't match her lips. See more »
Erik has been more than a son to me. My friend and my guide. For the last thirty years, the truth is he has been the real director of this opera house, not I. If we were a great company - and we were - it was because of him. Every decision on repertoire, to the smallest prop, was his. My own small talent, such as it was, was keeping him alive. And now I must leave. And he cannot. But you can, and you must, for your own sake as well as his. If you love him as you say you do, please, don't give ...
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Yestin and Koppit Version makes for good television.
I saw this 2 parter on NBC back when Andrew Lloyd Webber was sitting on top of the musical world with his Phantom of the Opera. This is a decent musical story version of the Leroux tale. The year before in 1989 Golan and Globus hired up Robert Englund a.k.a. Freddie Krueger to do a slasher movie version of the story which was a total off the original storyline of the Phantom of the Opera. That movie in all honesty, sucks ! When Yestin and Koppit released this mini series they returned Erik to Paris, France and to his beloved Opera House and once again he is deeply in love with engenue chorus girl and understudy to La Carlotta, Christine Daae, who's beauty and angelic voice reminds him of his dead mother, a nice back story line added to the original storyline with one more family member added in for the first time, the Phantom's friend and father played by venerable veteran actor Burt Lancaster. The soundtrack to this movie is available on RCA C.D. and Tapes under the simple name Phantom. It is the original theatrical stage production that this mini series was based on by Yestin and Koppit.
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