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The Phantom of the Opera — Opera Australia

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of the legendary musical comes to Melbourne.
By Marie-Antoinette Issa
October 31, 2022
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By Marie-Antoinette Issa
October 31, 2022
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Award-winning theatrical producer Cameron Mackintosh's incredible adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera is headed to Melbourne this November. His staging of the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (produced in collaboration with Opera Australia) will see curtains raised at the State Theatre at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2 for the first of a strictly limited-time run.

Given that the original musical has won over 70 major theatre awards and is so well-loved, it needs little introduction. However, for the unacquainted, it tells the story of a fictional masked figure who lurks in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House, terrorising all within. He quickly falls madly in love with a young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to fostering her talents — by any means possible.

The Phantom of the Opera Australia 2022 - Josh Piterman, Amy Manford by Daniel Boud

A seamless fusion of classic and contemporary, this new production features a thrilling combination of spectacular costumes, stagecraft and song (such as 'All I Ask of You' and 'Masquerade') brought to life by a few familiar Australian faces. Melbourne's own Josh Piterman plays the Phantom, Amy Manford stars as young talent Christine Daaé, and The Book of Mormon alum Blake Bowden brings to life the role of Raoul de Chagney, alongside an orchestra of 65 people — making The Phantom of the Opera one of the largest musical productions in Australian history.

Opera Australia's The Phantom of the Opera is playing at Arts Centre Melbourne for a strictly limited time. With tickets on sale now, book them before you miss out. 

Images by Daniel Boud

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