See the Arts Centre get haunted by the Phantom of the Opera from November onwards.
For musical lovers, Phantom of the Opera is essential viewing. Marking almost 35 years since it opened in London’s West End, it has today become the musical all musicals are measured against. When it first premiered in Melbourne way back in 1990, it ran for two-and-a-half years straight before returning twice more.
Opera Australia in association with The Really Useful Group, will present Cameron Mackintosh’s dazzling new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of The Opera. As previously announced Josh Piterman will star as the Phantom. He will be joined by a mammoth cast of 65 performers including a 27-strong orchestra. The full cast has now been revealed.
Amy Manford will portray the role of Christine Daaé and Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny will be played by celebrated musical theatre star Blake Bowden.
David Whitney will play the character of shrewd theatre manager Monsieur Firmin, the newly appointed theatre manager Monsieur Andre will be played by musical and opera performer Andy Morton. Italian opera singer Ubaldo Piangi will be portrayed by Paul Tabone and Soprano Giuseppina Grech will take on the role of opera diva Carlotta Guidicelli. Also joining the stellar cast is Mietta White who will portray ballerina Meg Giry.
Laurence Connor will be at the helm as director, Scott Ambler will take on choreography, Paul Brown will be in charge of set design.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, the plot revolves around a disfigured musical genius who hides in the Paris Opera House, terrorising all who step into its hallways. He falls madly in love with Christine, a beautiful young soprano and devotes himself to nurturing her musical abilities.
The Phantom of the Opera in Australia is produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group and Opera Australia. This season’s Phantom of the Opera will also be one of the largest stage productions in Australia’s history with spectacular stage design and unforgettable special effects including a new take on the incredible chandelier scene for the climax of Act One.
The Melbourne season is set to run from November 14, 2021 to January 30, 2022.Join the waitlist for tickets here.