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The Phantom of the Opera
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The Prison of my Mind
Favourite genre of music: Opera.
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Welcome, to The Phantom of the Opera fan club for Deviant Art.

This club is dedicated to, possibly the greatest musical of all time.


The Phantom of the Opera, the best known of all of Leroux's works, is a horror romance published by the French publishing house Lafitte as Le Fantome de l'Opera. Mills and Boon of all people were responsible in the following year for the English version. Though much loved by readers and consistently popular the story was panned in its first New York Times review and has suffered from criticism elsewhere for being too populist. Leroux himself claimed in the opening of the novel that, "The Opera Ghost really existed. He was not, as was longed believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists... Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade". Whether you believe this or not the story remains a compelling one. There is rumour at the Grand Paris Opera House of the existence of a ghost who has his own box at performances, and suspicion is turned to him when Joseph Buquet's death is reported. Viscount Raoul de Chagny then visits a performer Christine after her fine performance as a stand-in in "Faust". He hears mysterious voices in the dressing room but opens the door to find no one there. Panic ensues as after the Opera Ghost's written requests that the box be left for him the managers of the house sell it a strange voice is heard there telling them to leave. There is more mystery at a fancy dress party and with the disappearance of Christine and Raoul is drawn ever deeper inside the legend and the life of a certain Erik whose behaviour causes concern and suspicion.

This book was turned into an opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the original London production took place in  Her Majesty's Theatre on the 9th of october in 1986. The director was Harold Prince and the cast consisted of Sarah Brightman as Christine, Michael Crawford (otherwise known as Frank Spencer in, "Some Mothers do 'ave em) as The Phantom and Steve Barton as Raoul.

The original Broadway production was in The Majestic Theatre on the 26th January 1988 with the same cast and crew as London.

The Movie that we all know and love was released on the 10th of December in the UK and consisted of the following main cast.

The Phantom - Gerard Butler
Christine - Emmy Rossum
Raoul - Patrick Wilson
Madame Giry - Miranda Richardson
Carlotta - Minni Driver (Singing voice by Margaret Preece)
André - Simon Callow
Firmin - Ciaran Hinds
and Meg Giry - Jennifer Ellison


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LordDogma Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Wow! Great gallery!
sunbeamcuddles Featured By Owner May 18, 2005 am I supposed to join your club if I don't know how? Please give me a hint DL.
Love your obediant servant, S.C

P.S. This is for you. :glomp: You can't even escape me on the web.
sunbeamcuddles Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
* In tune to notes....* Are you looking forward to november?
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darklair666 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005   Writer
*singing in a low note* yes I *unbelievably high* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMM!!!!!!!!!!
The-Angel-In-Hell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
Thank you. :D
Mako-Fufu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Welcome to DA!!! :hug:
If you have any question, feel free to ask me! ^-^
sunbeamcuddles Featured By Owner May 18, 2005
I'm new to DA too. I started a few days ago. HI!!!!! :glomp: I do that in real life too.
Love your obediant servant, S.C
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