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16 December 2009

A view on... The Phantom Of The Opera


The Phantom Of The Opera is one of the most beloved musical of all times...It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber who based it on Gaston Leroux's novel Fantome de l'opera.  The musical focuses on a beautiful soprano, Christine Daaé, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius known as "The Phantom of the Opera".  Recently few films were made about this musical. Famous is the one with Sarah Brightman as Christine Daae and Micheal Crawford and the Phantom but also the 2004 movie with Gerald Butler (Phantom) and Emmy Rossum (Christine) seems to have had a lot of success! (♥I LOVE IT!!♥).





This is the beginning of the story for those of you who still haven't seen it:

It all begins in 1919, as the effects of a dilapidated Paris Opera House are being sold off at auction. Raoul the Vicomte de Chagny (Patrick Wilson), now an old wheelchair-bound man, purchases a coveted music box. During the auction, Raoul spots a familiar figure: Madame Giry (Miranda Richardson), whom he met as a young man. Madame Giry is now an old woman, almost 50 years later. But he is distracted by the next piece for auction, Lot 666; a chandelier in pieces which has been restored and newly electrically wired. As the auctioneers display the restored chandelier, the opening crescendo of music wipes away the years of decay from the opera house as the black and white turns into color, and the audience is transported back in time to 1870, the beginning of the story, when the opera was in its prime.





A disfigured musical genius called "The Phantom," (Gerard Butler), lives within the deepest recess of the opera house. Tormented by his scarred face, the Phantom lives in the watery labyrinths beneath the Opéra Populaire in Paris. After nearly ten years of quiet obsession with the delicate, ethereal voice of Christine Daaé (Emmy Rossum) and the beautiful young soprano herself, he plots to place his protégé at center stage.

Christine is caught between her love for Raoul, her childhood sweetheart who has returned into her life, and her fascination and pity for the Phantom. Jealous and possessive, the Phantom plots to make Christine his, resorting to stalking her wherever she goes as well as killing several people....


Intriguing uh?? :P but don't forget this is a musical! Many bands have covered the main song "Phantom Of The Opera", I think goth band Lacrimosa did the best cover..but also Nightwish one is cool..there is also a punk cover by Blink 182 XD
Anyway the song I'd like you to hear is not that one..you can go and check it out for yourselves and listen to the version of it you like most (I'll probably upload one on gothicdivine playlist. I'd like you to hear the song Music Of The Night..which is my favourite :P Here's the video with some scene taken from the film!




♥I hope you enjoyed this article...Yours BallerinaDark♥


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