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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:
... The Phantom
... Christine
... Raoul
Wendy Ferguson ... Carlotta Guidicelli
Barry James ... Monsieur Firmin
Gareth Snook ... Monsieur André
Liz Robertson ... Madame Giry
Wynne Evans ... Ubaldo Piangi
... Slave Master - Hannibal / Shepherd - Il Muto
Daisy Maywood ... Meg Giry
... Joseph Buquet
Earl Carpenter ... Auctioneer
Philip Griffiths ... Monsieur Reyer
Simon Green ... Monsieur Lefevre
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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Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall  »

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Trivia

Christine's final note in the title song (a high E flat) was not performed live but was pre-recorded by Sierra Boggess so that she could avoid straining her voice. Rarely is this note sung live in productions of The Phantom of the Opera. See more »

Goofs

During "All I Ask of You" the Eiffel Tower can be seen in the background. The musical takes place in 1881, the Eiffel Tower was not constructed until 1889. 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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Version of Song at Midnight (1937) See more »

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Beautifully well done!
31 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

I just this version of Phantom of the Opera last night with one of my dearest friends and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it! Pretty much this is the best version I have seen so far! Everyone did a fabulous job at portraying their characters especially Ramin and Sierra. Towards the end of the show, my friend and I completely lost it because of the intense emotions that the two literally put into their characters so well that their performance will tug on your heartstrings. Ramin is by far the best Phantom in my opinion. He blew me away by not just his voice but the emotions he put into his character, showing his character's sensitive side and vulnerability with just a dose of sexuality. I do put him as my favorite above Gerard Butler's Phantom (Gerard was very good in the 2004 movie version, but he didn't have that intense emotion that Ramin has). Sierra was excellent and the best Christine I have seen so far (Emmy Rossum was also very good in the 2004 version, but sounded more classical than operatic to me). Towards the end, Sierra's emotions got the best of me and I did see she fought really hard to stay in character when she sang one last time to the Phantom. I have always been not a fan of Raoul and I still am not,but the guy who played him in this version has an amazing voice and played his character well! I think he exaggerated his performance just a tiny bit, but at least he didn't have an emotional breakdown on stage. For the lady who played Carlotta was hilarious and she is right up there next to Minnie Driver's 2004 version. It was great having Carlotta as the snobbish but sort of comedy reliever that makes the story less intense. All in all, like I said everyone on the stage performed well into their characters and I truly want to see them perform in other Broadway roles as well. Well worth watching on Netflix and be sure to have a box of tissues near you...just in case.


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