The anticipated The Phantom of the Opera has finally arrived to Dubai and we could not be more excited about it! It is definitely a musical not to miss, whether you are an opera lover or a first timer.
The Premiere on the 16th of October was a great success followed by an extravagant masquerade party on the opening night. Dubai residents and visitors immediately fell in love with the captivating performances from Jonathan Roxmouth, Claire Lyon, and Matt Leisy.
The worldwide famous story of the love triangle was beautifully shared by the actors. Every moment during the opera the viewers felt the love or the pain and jealousy of the main characters.
In an exclusive interview with Arte & Lusso Jonathan Roxmouth has shared that he could relate to the Phantom as he was a bit of an outsider himself as during his childhood. Bullied for being overweight, he would find refuge in playing music on a piano in his school after classes. One can feel that the character is very close to Jonathan, who uses his brilliant and intense voice to fill the entire theatre with the pain of solitude and jealousy of the Phantom.
The rising star Claire Lyon beautifully played female protagonist ‘Christine Daaé’, portraying the two different types of love her character was feeling for the Phantom and Raoul. Matt Leisy nailed the role of Raoul Vicomte de Chagny and their duet singing “All I Ask you” was very emotional and touching.
About the Phantom of the Opera
With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Bjornson, The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Think of Me”, and “The Phantom of the Opera”. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L’Opera by Gaston Leroux, the haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protege and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
To book your tickets visit the website of Dubai Opera