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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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In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera arrived on the West End stage at Her Majesty's Theatre. Fast forward 25 years and Phantom has achieved global success, millions of viewers, a film adaptation in 2004 and a musical sequel. Now viewers have the chance to experience this phenomenal show right from their own screens. Filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, this stunning performance brings the show to a bigger stage and celebrates its role as one of the biggest shows in theatre history, with speeches, performances and appearances by the original cast and some of the show's most notable Phantoms, including John Owen-Jones and Colm Wilkinson. Starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, Phantom tells the story of a deformed musical genius who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Shunned by society, the Phantom seeks revenge in cruel and often violent acts. The Phantom is in love with chorus girl Christine Daaé and has been secretly training her to replace La ... Written by
Although the Phantom has no name in the musical, he's called Erik in Gaston Leroux's original novel. See more »
When Christine takes the Phantom's mask off the morning after fainting her mouth moves as if she's screaming but you can't anything. She's also heard yelping as she falls with the mask but her mouth doesn't move. See more »
I am your angel of music. Come to me angel of music.
Angel of darkness, cease this torment!
[singing while Raoul speaks the next line]
I am your angel of music! Come to me angel of music! I am your angel of music!
[while The Phantom sings the above]
Christine! Christine! Listen to me. Whatever you may believe, this man, this-this *thing* is not your father! Let her go! For God's sake let her go! Christine!
[She snaps out of The Phantom's control]
Bravo, Monsieur! Such spirited ...
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I've been an IMDb user for a few years now, but this title is the reason for which I write my first review here. This first review, as well as the 10 stars I give, I hope these will somehow (highest rated search, etc) attract at least one more person to this title, which is essentially flawless.
It's hard to review a title which is not really a movie. It combines the best of the cinema, theater and opera. The cinema, as after all it's still a movie. Secondly, as it's an opera, the actors and the crew perform live and you get most of their talent this way. The combining element is the emotion which you do not see without the close-ups in the traditional theater. The actors' play is simply excellent. Scenes depicting relationships between the main characters are played by them so perfectly, that simply cause tears in eyes (vide the final one of the first part).
It's just incredible, that this masterpiece remains so little-known.
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