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April 05, 2009

Phantom of the Opera

Source for the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sianyoung/2530721088/

Phantom of the Opera opened on January 26, 1988. It is about a girl named Christine who sings at the opera, but feels trapped because of "the facially disfigured composer hiding in the bowels of the Paris Opera" (Sheward, 302). She has to decide between the Phantom or Raoul to love, but ends up picking Raoul.

This musical displays the theme of freedom and love. Christine sings how she wants to be free because she feels like a prisoner of the the phantom of the opera house. Although she wants freedom she often sings of the the love that she has and how the phantom is an musical angel sent by her father who past away when she was a child ( In the song "Angel of Music").

(Copy and Paste the links for music)
The theme of freedom
All I Ask of You

Angel of Music

The theme of love:
Phantom of the Opera

Music of the Night

Think of Me

Posted by kimchau at April 5, 2009 03:40 PM


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