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 »
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>
Having not been familiar with Phantom of the Opera when I first saw this at age 10, I fell in love with the delicious storytelling and compelling characters. Charles Dance is superb as Eric- the perfect antihero that you just have to sympathize for. Needless to say, everytime I see Terri Polo in a film, I always think back to when I saw her in this miniseries...she did a brilliant job as such a young actress. While I have heard many praise ALW's version of this tale, I believe this version highly excels many expectations of those who are just suckers for romance and intrigue.
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