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The Phantom of the Opera extends season in Manila  

Presented in Manila by Smart Infinity and Citibank in cooperation with Philippine Airlines as the official carrier, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.  Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé 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.

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”.

Phantom Manila PosterMeet the cast

In celebrating its 26th year, outstanding performers in the industry assemble to play exceptional roles in the world’s greatest musical. JONATHAN ROXMOUTH, playing Phantom, has received recognition and awards from South Africa’s premier theatre awards such as Naledi Theatre Awards and Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards. He has also participated in numerous award-winning musicals in Cleveland, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Among them are Cats, Beauty and the Beast, King and I, Grease and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Joining Jonathan is CLAIRE LYON, playing Christine. She has been an exquisite member of Australia’s national opera company, the Opera Australia, and participated in various famous productions such as The Merry Widow, Aida, La Traviata, in the world premiere of Bliss and part of the original Australian cast of Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber, understudying the role of Christine which she performed numerous times.

Together with them is ANTHONY DOWNING, playing Raoul. He has trained at the South African College of Music with degrees on composition, singing and piano. Part of his education was with the Trinity College London where he further trained in piano reaching Grade 8 and Grade 7 in singing. He has also participated in warmly accepted theatre productions in South Africa such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Shall We Dance and Show Boat. Not to mention his achievements in dancing with the South African Dance Teachers’ Association,

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila is produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Hi-Definition Radio, Inc. and Concertus in association with The Really Useful Group. Major sponsors are Shell V Nitro +, PLDT Telpad, Diamond Hotel, OOCL, and media partners Radio High 105.9, Crossover105.1, Monster RX93.1, 2nd Avenue, ETC, Jack TV, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Sunstar Cebu, ClickTheCity, ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Ayala Malls Cinemas, Ayala Malls and Rustan Commercial Corporation.

Book your tickets now at Ticketworld 891-9999 or visit the website.

Posted on: 4th July 2012

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