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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.





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)


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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This performance was the last one Ramin played The Phantom. It was the final. See more »


When the Phantom appears in the mirror, his mask is covering the left side of his face. When the mirror moves to reveal him, the mask then appears on the right side of his face for the remainder of the show. This is because the shot of the Phantom in the mirror is a recording, which is mirrored horizontally. So technically, the mask IS on the correct side of his face, it just appears wrong because its a recording. See more »


The Phantom: So it is to be war between us! If these demands are not met a disaster beyond all imagination will occur!
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Version of The Phantom of the Opera (1960) See more »

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Great stage production, abysmal video direction
8 September 2019 | by beeblebrox-2See all my reviews

A fantastic show very much diminished by the amateurish and highly distracting video direction. This video production suffers from the impulse of "we paid to have all these cameras and operators on site so we better damn well use them, even if it means ruining the home viewing experience".

Director Nick Morris' shot selection was weak, the frenetic tempo of his camera-to-camera takes overshadows the stage direction. He manages to miss key actor entrances because he has a close-up on another actor. Other times he goes immediately to a close-up for what should be a subtle entrance. This is most obvious with the Phantom's entrance after Wishing You Were Here Again. Morris commits other unforgivable shot selections like fast cutting close-ups of the destruction of the chandelier rather than giving us the more awe-inspiring audience perspective.

And don't get me started on his coverage of "Masquerade". One of my favorite scenes on the show is completely ruined by Morris' quick cutting between medium and close-ups of actors, rarely showing us the stage-wide view of the choreography, which is so essential to the power of the scene.

The action on Angel of Music is almost impossible to follow, and so on. As I said, abysmal. I've seen better directing of local cable channel dramatic productions.

This is a stage play that is meant to be seen from farther away than the 6" from the Phantom's face this director felt we needed. Most certainly someone should have realized that close-ups of actors that included the LED scenic backdrop was just a bad idea. It looks terrible.

I've seen this show live 3 times but never from the most expensive seats. This video production could have given us the best seats in the house but instead chose to cut quickly between various odd angles that the audience would and should never see.

10 stars for the stage production and 3 for the video production.

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