The whole stage was filled with actors and dancers. With significantly more emotion to his acting, of course. The Phantom's voice suddenly cuts through the performance, angrily reminding them that he had instructed them to keep Box 5 empty for his use. I have heard all the music, and have some of the recordings. The staging and scenery is spectacular, with the doomed chandelier hanging above the audience and the on stage sets, especially the bridge leading to the Phantom's lair, featuring prominently.
Due to the venue they had to make a very slight change to the chandelier scene at the end of the first part of the show, but it isn't a big deal and still has a great impact in my opinion. In order to enable more people to see the production, the final performance was relayed live to cinemas around the world via. Anybody who loves The Phantom of the Opera will fall in love with this Royal Albert Hall performance, and while I didn't hate the 2004 film as much as others did this performance is a huge improvement. Something happens when Hollywood decides to step in and stylize these productions for the masses, however. But I must say, Ramin Karimloo shines and took my breath away.
She is such a wonderful inspiration to all those aspiring to be stage actors and singers. It is quite amazing to learn that this year is already the 25th year of this acclaimed piece of musical theater based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. If you are a phan, then this film is a definite watch. I am convinced that if Morgan Freeman is the voice of God, then Ramin Karimloo is the singing voice of God. It's true I have not watched a lot of musicals but I know this one will always be a favorite. His miserable face was a picture.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical, three special performances were filmed at the , the third of which was screened live worldwide on 2 October 2011. I don't like to see people trying to prove themselves, it should just be something natural. From scene to scene I was constantly lifted off my seat by the beauty that every singer gives. And i especially liked the Phantoms outfit and makeup threw out from the hat he wore to help hide his face better to his Masquerade costume with the moving skull jaw. Both the original London and the New York versions the latter helmed by the iconic Harold Prince offered truly lavish settings and costumes, including some breathtaking moments like the chandelier set piece and the boat trip through the Phantom's underground lair. This caused problems in our schedule but we still decided to push through and watch.
It's just incredible, that this masterpiece remains so little-known. Boggess was beautiful as Christine channeling both innocence and sensuousness. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera was celebrated with a grand performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Sierra's voice and emotional impact can, and probably will, cause shivers to run up and down your spine at times. His acting is great without being over the top, and you really feel for the character.
Raoul demands that Madame Giry tell him about the Phantom. It is in fact inactive in the opening Prologue, no doubt contributing to the inadequate levels I note with regard to the Auctioneer below. And as for the title role, although Ramin is a phenomenal singer who has played this role so successfully for so long, I found this particular performance of his to be more shouting and less singing, unwittingly conjuring up horrible visions of Gerard Butler's teeny bopper Phantom, much to my distaste. Sarah Brightman who was looking very hefty indeed nowadays. The actors' play is simply excellent.
Andrew Lloyd-Webber also makes a speech about the show and it's legacy. Michael Crawford turns up from another musical he was doing at the time, unfortunately he did not sing but his popularity is still undiminished. From Christines fear and confusion that is so well shown to Raouls love for her that blew me away. The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall 2011 The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall Blu-ray delivers stunning video and great audio in this excellent Blu-ray release Fully-staged, commemorative live performance of 'The Phantom of the Opera', the popular Andrew Lloyd Webber stage musical based on the French novel 'Le Fantôme de l'Opéra', by Gaston Leroux. The performance begins well, with André and Firmin joking about the disaster the Phantom threatened.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's the phantom of the opera: the most successful musical of all time is as timeless and haunting as ever in a sweeping breathtaking production. Sierra Boggess seems a bit wooden as Christine but I may be a bit jaded by previous castings. Scenes depicting relationships between the main characters are played by them so perfectly, that simply cause tears in eyes vide the final one of the first part. We played it again and again and we shared it with close friends and relatives at any occasion. My worries were soon put to ease and I couldn't be happier that it's as much a full staged production as they could do. Enjoy the magic and prepare to be amazed.