Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Phantom of the Opera - Coming to a Theater Near You!

Do you have a favorite opera? One where you find yourself singing the songs and story captures your attention? I have personally never been a big opera "fan", but I have enjoyed a few operas . . . in the movie versions!

So, when I was recently invited to write about an opera - one I've seen and enjoyed, and offered review tickets as well, I was happy to write about it for you today. What is this opera, you ask? The Phantom of the Opera.

The Phantom of the Opera will be at the Detroit Opera House in January, so today I'm sharing with you some of the promo material for it and in January after my son and daughter-in-law have attended (she studied opera, so she is perfect to review this for me), I'll share their take on the opera. Keep in mind, this opera will be performing across the country in the coming year - if you have someone on your Christmas gift list who enjoys operas, especially the Phantom of the Opera, tickets would make an amazing gift for them!

"Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, returns to the Detroit Opera House as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving this breathtaking production is 'bigger and better than ever before.' This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like 'Music of the Night,' 'All I Ask Of You,' and 'Masquerade' - is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world. For additional information on THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, visit www.broadwayindetroit.com for information about tickets in Detroit and www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com for dates and locations across the country."

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