Why is the phantom of the opera not an opera?

Why is the phantom of the opera not an opera?

Phantom is a musical ABOUT an opera house. Just because opera is in the title, that doesn't make it an opera. Just like The Marriage of Figaro is an opera ABOUT a marriage.

Why is Phantom of the Opera so popular?

The music is undoubtedly another major reason as to why the show is so popular. With classic songs such as 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Angel of Music' and 'The Music of the Night', the show has arguably one of the best musical scores, with every song being memorable and adding its own layer and flare to the story.

Why does Christine have a baby with the Phantom?

Because Andrew Lloyd Webber decided he wanted to adapt a schlock piece of pulp “sequel” called Phantom of Manhattan, in which the main plot point revolves around Christine having had to have had the Phantom's baby because Raoul was shot in the groin in such a way that he could still feel desire, but not have children.

Did the Phantom of the Opera kill anyone?

Eric (the Phantom's real name in the book) did kill at least 2 people: Joseph Bouquet, the flymaster, and the concierge hired to replace Madame Giry. (She was the only victim of the classic chandelier crash.) Any other murder is referred to “offstage” as it were.

Is the phantom of the opera a good guy?

The Phantom is a unique character in that not only is he the antagonist of his tale but he's also the protagonist. ... However, the Phantom isn't your traditional villain. He's not the villain that we love to hate. Instead, he inspires great sympathy in many.

Who dies in The Phantom of the Opera?

Unfortunately, in the climax Christine is accidentally shot as the Phantom tries to calm a crazed Meg Giry (who you may remember as Christine's opera friend), jealous of the affection the Phantom bestows upon Christine. Christine dies in the Phantom's arms after declaring her love for him will never die.

What happens to the Phantom of the Opera at the end?

The Phantom decided that the happiness of Christine lies with Raoul and not with him. In an act of love, he lets her go. The ending scene shows how even after years, the Phantom still remembers Christine and loves her.

Is Meg Giry the Phantom's daughter?

Meg Giry is one of the fictional characters from Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera. In the story she is Madame Giry's only daughter.

What disease did the Phantom of the Opera have?


Why does Erik love Christine?

Erik is a disfigured opera impresario of an undetermined age, but quite likely old enough to be Christine's father. He is mentally unstable due to years of social mistreatment and isolation because of his facial birth defects. Erik loves Christine to the point of obsession. He has literally killed for her.

Where is Phantom of the Opera playing in 2020?

UPCOMING TOUR CITIES: The cast of The Phantom of the Opera is visiting Oklahoma City, Detroit, Pittsburgh and other US cities in 2020 to please the audience with the beloved performance. Afterward, the musical intends to make their Phantom of the Opera tour broader as they are coming to other cities.

What is the Phantom's real name?


Why does the Phantom's hair turn blonde?

In the Phantom of the Opera. During Don Juan she rips his mask off and then it literally changes color from black to blonde. When Christine pulls off the mask it snags the wig and it too got pulled up. ...

Who is the Phantom's mother?

Madame Giry

Why does Christine kiss the Phantom twice?

Originally Answered: Why did Christine Daae kiss the Phantom? In the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Christine kisses the Phantom both to show him that she feels compassion for him and all that he's suffered in life and that she's ready to do what she must to save Raoul.

Who does Christine Daae love?

Christine Daae
Love Interest
HobbySinging, praying for her father, learning with her "Angel of Music"
FamilyErik (lover), Raoul (lover, later husband), Gustave (son)
GoalBe a great opera singer, choose between Erik and Raoul

Is Christine Daae a real person?

Christine Daaé is a fictional character and the female protagonist of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera and of the various adaptations of the work. Erik, the Phantom of the Opera and Viscount Raoul de Chagny both fall in love with her.

Is the Phantom Christine's father?

The angel of music is Phantom, and with this memory we hear his voice, critical of Raoul, seducing Christine with his song. There couldn't be a clearer link between Phantom and Christine's father. Her father, with his violin, was a man of music too. Phantom, then, is her dead angel father – her angel of music.