Thursday, February 23, 2012

Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall Review and Giveaway

Broadway’s longest-running production of all time celebrates a triumphant quarter century on stage with The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, coming to Blu-rayTM – with perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound- DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on February 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  On October 2, 2011, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh marked the 25th anniversary of their beloved musical extravaganza, “The Phantom of the Opera,” with a lavishly staged production at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall that was beamed live via satellite to cinemas across the globe.The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall marks the first time a live performance of the blockbuster musical has been made available for home viewing, making it a must-have anniversary release for fans everywhere.
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall stars Ramin Karimloo (2011 Olivier Award nominee for Best Actor in a Musical for “Love Never Dies”) as the lovestruck Phantom and Sierra Boggess (2011 Olivier Award nominee for Best Actress in a Musical for “Love Never Dies”) as the beautiful and gifted soprano Christine.  The show also features Barry James, Gareth Snook, Liz Robertson and Wynne Evans, as well as special guest appearances from the actors who originated the roles of The Phantom and Christine, Tony® Award winner Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, in a memorable final curtain call.


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Lurking beneath the glamor and spectacle of the Paris Opera House, the horribly disfigured Phantom, once a promising musician, now terrorizes the opera company.  Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the Phantom is drawn to the beautiful ingénue Christine Daaé and begins coaching her secretly, as a tragic romance unfolds between the unlikely pair. This dazzling live restaging of the original production recreates the jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects of the original, set to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s haunting score.

CAST AND FILMMAKERS: 
Cast:  Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Barry James, Wendy Ferguson, Gareth Snook, Liz Robertson, Wynne Evans, Sergei Polunin 
Producer:  Cameron Mackintosh 
Music by:  Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by:  Charles Hart
Book by:  Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber 
Based on the novel:  Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux
Additional lyrics by: Richard Stilgoe 
Film Directed by:  Nick Morris
Stage Production Directed by:  Laurence Connor based on the original London Production directed by Hal Prince
Musical Staging and Choreography: Gillian Lynne 
Lighting:  Patrick Woodroffe and Andrew Bridge 
Sound:  Mick Potter 
Set Design:  Matt Kinley, inspired by Maria Björnson’s original design for the stage

My Opinion:

I loved it! I had so many different emotions throughout the movie. I was really impressed with the actors and actressess and was crying during parts of it. I enjoyed the close ups and all the special effects. I love the bonus footage that is included also!
     "Getting Past the Point of No Return:" A behind-the-scenes "Making Of' feature starring the cast and crew.

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19 comments:

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Looking forward to seeing the bonus features!
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Jackie said...

I love that it will be available on DVD. Phantom is one of my favorites...I love the music and saw it twice on broadway.
Thanks!

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