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Day 1: Ethan Freeman, the first Jewish Phantom.
Ethan first performed the role in 1988, as part of the original Vienna cast, being the youngest actor to ever play the role at the time. After Vienna he became a much loved West End Phantom earning the title of “The Leroux Phantom”, for his book accurate portrayal of Erik. A legendary Phantom, Ethan also took on the role in Toronto and Germany, as well as several gala performances.💖🕎💖
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Poor Cherik wanted to give Christine a flower (or leaf, or seaweed, or whatever else it is - his wanted best, right?), but Raoul was first. And this ugly little thing is too shy to give his flower now.
The second drawing is an illustration for the legend of La Grand’Bête for paperandsong's Legendes Rustiques challenge. Little Raoul and Christine ran away, but what did they see? The legendary 'Grande Bete' or just a little cat who is looking for its supper?
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(602): At least HE uses his lack of impulse control for chaotic good instead of chaotic evil.
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cdaae · a day ago
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One bookshelf is no longer enough
I wish I could write down everything contained on those shelves, believe me, there’s more than you think. One day I might try to catalogue it all
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pigeon-princess · 2 months ago
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Why so silent, good messieurs? Did you think that I had left you for good?
Inspired by my personal project to redesign some of my favourite book covers and media posters, I wanted to start with one of my all time favourite musicals, The Phantom of the Opera! 
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susiephone · 9 months ago
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I absolutely cannot accept any other headcanon for Christine Daae except that she's just. A really fucking weird person. Like, still very nice and polite, a bit shy. You'd like her if you met her. But you talk to her for a few moments and you're like, "Oh! Okay! You're the weirdest bitch I ever met in my life!" I fully believe all the other dancers found out about the whole Situation she got involved in with the Opera Ghost and were just like, "Mm, yeah, that checks out."
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thephantomessoftheopera · 2 months ago
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The model of the Opera Garnier at the Musée d'Orsay offers a unique view of the building's structure and also an impression of what it looked like in the past. The ceiling in the model still features the original art by Eugène Lenepveu, and you can still see the pulleys over the stage which have been removed from the actual building because they are no longer needed. The only thing that really seems to be missing here is the chandelier!
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Full view of the building
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The stage and auditorium
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The upper area of the stage including the flies and pulleys that were used to move the props and backgrounds
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The five cellars under the stage and the lake beneath the fifth cellar. The stage as well as the two first cellars are slightly tilted.
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A closer view of the boxes and the original ceiling
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The backstage area, including administrative offices, dressing rooms, rehearsal spaces and the Foyer de la Danse
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The grand staircase
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The Grand Foyer
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Rear view of the Rue Gluck side
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Front view
All pictures are mine. Please credit when using elsewhere. Thanks!
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alicerovai · 2 months ago
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Good Omens characters as The Phantom of the Opera characters: my new GO AU will start at the end of October, after the Lokius comic! And I’m not ashamed to say that the comic’s title will be ✨The Omens of the Opera✨! 😂
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Day 2: Hal Prince.
Born in 1928 Hal Prince was born into a family of German Jewish descent.
Prince was one of the most prolific and successful stage directors in history, with a venerated career that spanned six decades and netted him a staggering 21 Tony awards — more than any other person in history. His legacy includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story, Company, Evita, Sweeny Todd, A Little Night Music and many more.
But to millions around the world his name will always be synonymous with The Phantom of the Opera as his directing and passion for not just the musical, but the story itself were part of what made it legendary.
In an interview with Playbill in 2017 Hall still talked very passionately on what makes Phantom iconic:: “Phantom’s metaphor was omnipresent for me. I’d always wondered why in the presence of deformity our atavistic response is to pull back, perhaps not in horror, but instinctively. And then, if we are sentient human beings, we quickly realize how irrational that response is. Years ago, when I was in the Casbah in Algiers, a leper shook my hand, and I recoiled. Then I was with George Abbott in Havana when he told me that the manager of the Tropicana was a leper who was missing fingers, and I shook his hand timidly. I shared these memories with the company on the first day of rehearsal, and I have continued to say it to new companies ever since. It is for me the reigning metaphor of the show, the concept that gives the show its human focus and along with the romantic theme supplies a good part of the power it continues to have for audiences.” 💖🕎💖
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blacksinperiodfilms · a month ago
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Broadway’s First Black  Christine Daaé!
After running for more than 30 years on Broadway, Emilie Kouatchou is set to make history as the first Black woman to step into the role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera tonight (October 27)!!  
The evening performance is also Kouatchou’s Broadway debut.
Sharing the role with Meghan Picerno, Kouatchou will play Christine three times per week at certain performances.
Lucy St. Louis became the first Black performer to play the role in a Broadway or West End production, when she reopened the London production of Phantom as Christine in July.
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arianemarch · 27 days ago
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11.06.21 — of all the classics i’ve read, french literature fascinates me the most. there’s something about it that captures my soul. imagine having romance, politics, music, architecture, religion, history and revolution in one book!
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bestmistake · 2 months ago
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g2km • [6/?] ⟡ favorite films ↳ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2011 | dir. Nick Morris, Laurence Connor
Some of you may recall the strange affair of The Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained.
RELEASED 10 YEARS AGO TODAY — October 2, 2011
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vaganov · 5 days ago
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Musicals and the Artistic Depiction of Revolution: an expansion on the Revolutionaries in Musicals Post by @paperandsong​
Feel free to ignore my thoughts under the cut, lol.
I’ve always been drawn to musicals with a bit of fire and politics (see here for my top 10, of which at least half have this element), but off the bat I’m putting a disclaimer: I am by no means an expert on all of these. The only one I can claim to grasp more than the regular theatre fan on Tumblr is Here Lies Love, which I find problematic in more ways than one. My opinion below is from someone with limited experience. Moving on.
The musical medium paints the abstract concept of passion so excellently. There’s something so strong with the way people on stage express their desire for change through song and dance, and really, there’s not much that can compare. The ones I included here illustrate historical events, and to me, it didn’t really matter whether the revolutionaries were heroes or villains. I looked up to Enjolras as a revolutionary leader much in the same way I respected Gleb Vaganov’s character development and in the same way I admired Kei Kimura for standing up for her beliefs. I just love how much passion shines through each one of them - and though I myself rarely get into a passionate state, I feel as though they rub off on me. I could go on and on forever about how these shows showed me that I should care about more than myself - that everyone’s important, that we all matter, and that we can do something to bring about change. And this sentiment, more than anything, is probably why I hold revolutions in musicals so dear to my heart.
I could probably ramble on but I’ll stop here. To anyone who’s reach here, thank you for reading my rambles, ily /p
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