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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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vec3bmdFkOg

Angel of Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhBVSAN2_9o

The theme of love:
Phantom of the Opera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej1zMxbhOO0

Music of the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HWNKDmlnnQ

Think of Me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXDonUxBxig

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

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