Those who have seen YOUR face
Draw back in fear
I am the mask YOU wear
It’s YOU they hear
YOUR spirit and my voice
In one combined
The PHANTOM of the opera is there
Inside my mind
7 September, 2011
“The Phantom of the Opera” at the Royal Albert Hall – Live in Cinemas for the 25th Anniversary Celebration
Spectacular event will be captured live and released on DVD, Blu-ray, Album and Download in November.
Given the many tv and film versions of The Phantom of the Opera that have come out over the years, you probably have a decent idea by now about the story line….a love triangle filled with seduction and despair. Although knowing that, and seeing it come to life on Broadway, are two completely different things. Experiencing Phantom in all of its glory at the Majestic Theater in New York far exceeds anything you may have imagined. If you’re one of the uninitiated, as I was until recently, then here are some teasers to whet your appetite. Don’t worry, no spoilers!
1. The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest running show: It surpassed Cats for those bragging rights back in January, 2006, 18 years, almost to the day, after opening at the Majestic Theatre. Now 23 years, and nearly 10,000 shows later, it retains the honor and has become a New York City destination in its own right.
適逄2011年為此劇上演二十五周年，官方決定於十月舉辦二十五周年音樂會，並起用 Ramin Karimloo 為男主角魅影。
The Story (movie version) 電影版故事內容 :
His voice calls to her, nurturing her extraordinary talents from the shadows of the opera house where innocent chorus girl Christine Daae (EMMY ROSSUM) makes her home. Only ballet mistress Madame Giry (MIRANDA RICHARDSON) knows that Christine’s mysterious “Angel of Music” is actually the Phantom (GERARD BUTLER), a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs of the theatre, terrifying the ensemble of artists who live and work there.
When temperamental diva La Carlotta (MINNIE DRIVER) walks out in the middle of a dress rehearsal for the company’s latest production, the theatre’s eager new managers (SIMON CALLOW and CIARAN HINDS) have no choice but to thrust Christine into the spotlight.
Her mesmerizing opening night performance captivates both the audience and the Phantom, who devotes himself to casting his protégé as the opera’s next star. But he is not the only powerful man to be awed by the young soprano, as Christine soon finds herself courted by the theatre’s wealthy patron, the Vicompte Raoul de Chagny (PATRICK WILSON).
Though she is enthralled by her charismatic mentor, Christine is undeniably drawn to the dashing Raoul, enraging the Phantom and setting the stage for a dramatic crescendo in which soaring passions, fierce jealousies and obsessive love threaten to drive the fated lovers past the point of no return.
Starring by Ramin Karimloo as Phantom and Sierra Boggess as Christine.
Plus, Ramin is the only actor who has played all three of Christine’s loves – Raoul, The Phantom (on stage) and Christine’s father (in the 2004 Joel Schumacher film adaptation); while Sierra is Ariel in The Little Mermaid on Broadway.
I think Ramin should better be Raoul!
The voice of Phantom should be more powerful !
( I don’t mean it’s not powerful at all, but it sounds a bit gentle.)
Sierra’s Ariel ! (Tooooooooooooooooooo lovely!)
It finally comes!!!
GLOBAL LAUNCH FOR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S LONG-AWAITED NEW PRODUCTION
Today, Thursday 8 October, Andrew Lloyd Webber unveils his brand new production “LOVE NEVER DIES” at a global launch in London. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long awaited new show will have its World Premiere in London at the Adelphi Theatre on Tuesday 9 March 2010 followed by New York on Thursday 11 November and in Australia in 2011.
“LOVE NEVER DIES” continues the story of ‘The Phantom’, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set 10 years after the mysterious disappearance of ‘The Phantom’ from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue…in which music and memory can play cruel tricks…and ‘The Phantom’ sets out to prove that, indeed, “LOVE NEVER DIES”.
“The Phantom of the Opera”, based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, has proved a huge success the world over and has been seen by over 100 million people, making it the single most successful entertainment entity in history. The show has been translated into 15 languages and appeared in over 25 different countries including China, Brazil, Poland and Korea. “The Phantom of the Opera” opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9 October 1986 starring Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford and celebrates its 23rd London birthday tomorrow on 9 October. “The Phantom of the Opera” won a staggering 50 awards worldwide, whilst global album sales currently stand at over 40 million copies.
By Love Never Dies news 8 October 2009
I have received from my Dear~ +v+
The Really Useful Group has already updated the loveneverdies.com~
So I can watch and watch and watch the previous video form the elegant Musical~ =]
It should not be too long.
I have waited for my master for 2 years.
Right, just keep waiting and he will be BACK. =]
(Although the new version will be performed in New York, London and Shanghai.)
For further information,
please visit http://www.loveneverdies.com/october8th
Last but not least,
Amor Numquam Moritur. =]
(Latin translation : Love Never Dies)