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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 »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Gérard Carrière (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Count Philippe de Chagny (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Christine Daeé (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Erik The Phantom of the Opera (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Cholet (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Carlotta (2 episodes, 1990)
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 Inspector Ledoux (2 episodes, 1990)
Jean Rougerie ...
 Jean-Claude (2 episodes, 1990)
André Chaumeau ...
 Joseph Buguet (2 episodes, 1990)
Marie-Thérèse Orain ...
 Madame Giry (2 episodes, 1990)
Marie-Christine Robert ...
 Flora (2 episodes, 1990)
Marie Lenoir ...
 Florence (2 episodes, 1990)
Anne Roumanoff ...
 Fleur (2 episodes, 1990)
Jean Dupouy ...
 Alfredo (singer 'Faust') (2 episodes, 1990)
Jacques Mars ...
 Oroyeso (singer 'Mephisto') (2 episodes, 1990)
Anne Julia Goddet ...
 Singer (2 episodes, 1990)
Frankie Pain ...
 Singer (2 episodes, 1990)
Frédéric Darié ...
 Singer (2 episodes, 1990)
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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>

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This was the final film score composed by John Addison before his death in 1998. See more »

Goofs

Christine Daae's last name is mispelled on one of the posters for the production of "Faust" inside the opera house. See more »

Quotes

Christine Daee: [speaking of Erik] I'm not afraid. Now I know his heart.
Gerard Carriere: So do I. Unfortunately, there is more to him than that.
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Version of The Phantom of the Opera (1989) See more »

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La Traviata
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by the National Hungarian Orchestra
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An interesting and entertaining version of a classic
8 October 2007 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Aside from the original musical, this is probably the pick of the crop out of the cinematic versions of the story.

Charles Dance does an outstanding job, making good use of the script and direction, both of which are well above average. Other performances were pretty excellent too. The music is engaging and well worth adding to any non teenage-dirtbag collection!

This could easily have been a disaster, but instead turned out to be surprisingly - and pleasantly - good with interesting variations on a theme. Good, clean entertainment that the whole family can enjoy without the usual Hollywood crass to spoilt it! All in all, a big thumbs up to all concerned.


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