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Published: November 9, 2010
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Best. Kiss. Evar.

"Phantom of the Opera" goes waaaaay back to my childhood. My mother always had the soundtrack playing, like several times a week while I was growing up. (Michael Crawford was the first Phantom I ever heard sing, he'll always be my favorite). When I was around 12, Mom took me and my sister to go see Phantom at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. I've loved it ever since. I saw it once more in Las Vegas, and just recently I took my mom and sister to see it again at the Pantages for its "farewell" tour. This kiss makes me cry every time. :XD:

It's hard to find video footage of Crawford and Brightman, but after digging around on youtube I found some other good performances, www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rVXio… being one of them. The good part starts around 7:38 and hot damn is that a good kiss. :P

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CrazedCatLady77Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome and lovely 
VicLiang's avatar
Erik, bone face.
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GRileyShizHobbyist Traditional Artist
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS THE BEST EVER. YEESSSS
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flower949Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I love the phantom of the opera.
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cesuraHobbyist Writer
I'm a loooong-time fan too, and this is beautiful. If you have not read a book called "Phantom" by Susan Kay, I highly recommend it. :D
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LabyrinthLiz89Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece! I too have loved The Phantom of The Opera since I was a child of 2 years, my mother would play the original stage cast recording for us over and over again (Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman are the most wonderfully paired voices ever!), and the magic of it has never been lost to me. This piece just makes my heart sing as I fall in love yet again:rose:
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ApparentlyImStupidStudent General Artist
yes i am dont lie to me
thatonefangirl031223's avatar
I first watched Phantom when I was around 5 or so. It will always be my favorite musical and this is such an amazing fanart
I wish I could have watched to broadway production when I was older and could appreciate it more, but no, my dad was rash and took me when I was 10 and younger
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Amazing piece. Makes my heart break. such an emotional scene. 
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he must have bad breath lol
MorphoFan's avatar
That's really amazing!
twilightmidna28's avatar
wow this is really good. I always wished Christine would have chosen the phantom
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Erix19Hobbyist Writer
I used to but now that I'm older and wiser, I've come to see that you'd have to be a complete idiot to choose Erik. His actions speak much louder than his face does. He's still my favorite but I wouldn't choose him. Still, in the realms of fantasy, Love Redeems.

....

So long as we don't talk about that travesty of a sequel. 
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Amazing! Phantom is EASILY my favorite musical.  I'm actually seeing "Phantom of The Opera" in New Orleans on my birthday. (March 23) it's gonna be epic :3
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KatydidQueenHobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful! Phantom is one of my favorite musicals, I recognized this as soon as I saw it! Wonderful job!
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I'm Speechless!!
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After 2 DVD-s  and a Weber CD,  I still like Erik that G. Laroux wrote :) (Smile)  
Grazemasque's avatar
"Waaaaay back to [your] childhood" Brianna? 
It goes back a little further than you think. The story was first adapted to the screen in 1925, in a silent B&W movie of the same name. It is remarkably good, I was pleasantly surprised. 
Of course, it wasn't until the advent of Andrew Lloyd Webber that it received its brilliant musical score, with opposing characters stealing each other's themes in a cacophony that would stir Tchaikovsky or Verdi from their rest.

The movie with Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum on DVD has four great promo tracks, one of which is Michael Crawford's "Music of the Night." Check it out!
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well she remembers it from her childhood, not "further back". as she stated her mom would listen to the soundtrack and she loved the movie, it may be older but it was still a part of her childhood
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Forgive me if I was inspired to share some info. I didn't have time to check all preceding 2000 comments in this thread to see what others had done.
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CloudyPagesHobbyist General Artist
Sorry if I misinterpreted your comment as an attack on her saying she remembers it from her childhood. The first sentence sounds like youre trying to prove her wrong or something, so I just came to even it out.
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Oh no, I would never attack a fellow Phantom lover (except in role-play, Christine. Psychotic ) 
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ok, sorry :)
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CloudyPagesHobbyist General Artist
I just read the description, not 2000 comments
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