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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music, Musical | 2 October 2011 (UK)
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A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramin Karimloo ... The Phantom
Sierra Boggess ... Christine
Hadley Fraser ... Raoul
Wendy Ferguson Wendy Ferguson ... Carlotta Guidicelli
Barry James Barry James ... Monsieur Firmin
Gareth Snook Gareth Snook ... Monsieur André
Liz Robertson Liz Robertson ... Madame Giry
Wynne Evans Wynne Evans ... Ubaldo Piangi
Sergei Polunin ... Slave Master - Hannibal / Shepherd - Il Muto
Daisy Maywood Daisy Maywood ... Meg Giry
Nick Holder ... Joseph Buquet
Earl Carpenter Earl Carpenter ... Auctioneer
Philip Griffiths Philip Griffiths ... Monsieur Reyer
Simon Green Simon Green ... Monsieur Lefevre
Stephen John Davis Stephen John Davis ... Don Attilio ("Il Muto") (as Stephen Davis)
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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 LadyN1

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In Celebration of 25 Years


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall See more »

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$4,451,482
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The "Masquerade" scene uses life-sized mannequins to make the party crowd seem larger. See more »

Goofs

When André, Firmin, and Raoul are supposedly entering before "Il Muto", André, Firmin and the former manager enter instead. See more »

Quotes

Raoul: [singing] I love her! Does that mean nothing? I love her. Show some compassion!
The Phantom: The world showed no compassion to me!
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The Real Film Adaptation of Phantom
5 April 2012 | by taylor-sam94See all my reviews

I have loved "The Phantom of the Opera" for many years and listen to the soundtrack album with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman almost religiously. I began watching this with great worry, remembering how underwhelmed and disappointed I felt with the 2004 film adaptation. Imagine my delight when I discovered this even better than the original cast!

Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Bogges are both incredible actors and singers and are absolute magic together, as well as individually. Ramin has the passion and soul the Phantom needs and Sierra has the voice of an angel and makes feel every note she sings.

For years, I have had to put up with people telling me that Joel Schumacher's utterly redundant 2004 adaptation was actually brilliant; or that they cannot afford to see the real show. Well, the 25th anniversary concert exposes the 2004 adaptation for the diabolical mess that it is, with it's far superior singing, acting and set. And the fact that it is available on DVD means the 2004 film can shoved into the deep hole it belongs in.

Simply perfect, there is no excuse to miss this. Watch it and let it's music caress your soul.


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