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The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)

Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl.

Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring....

A full cast dramatisation, featuring Anna Massey (Madame Giry), Peter Guinness (The Phantom), Alexander Siddig (The Persian), James D'Arcy (Raoul), Helen Goldwyn (Christine), Tony Millan (Moncharmin), Richard Earl (Richard), Nick Brimble (Philippe/Gaston), Nick Wilton (Lachenel/Mifroid), Geraldine Newman (Madame Valérius), Samantha Hughes (La Carlotta), Nicola Weeks (Meg/Adèle), and singers Linda Richardson (Christine/La Carlotta), Matthew Hargreaves (The Phantom). Director: Barnaby Edwards. Sound design: Matthew Cochrane. Music: Tim Sutton (violin played by Ruth Rogers).

©2008 Big Finish Productions (P)2008 Big Finish Productions

Critic reviews

"Very good. Barnaby Edwards...knows what he's doing." (Phantom'sMask.com)
"A wonderful cast...beautiful arias.... Awesome!" (SidCity.net)
"Anna Massey...wonderful! The whole production is spectacular in every respect and a great joy." (OperaGhost.ru)

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Hi there,
Even though I live with my hubby who is also my carer, because we have been married now for over thirty five years we have ran right out of chit chatting, not only do I sit and do my hobbies while listening to my audible books , (it a shame we cannot retire from every housework plus gardening etc.,) but anyway while doing these chores I also listen to my audio books, even while going in and out of all my rooms I can still just about hear my audio book going but not clearly, but it makes me feel happier and safer it’s like having another person or people depending if its on tv or radio audio book in my home and it dose not seem so lonely and also gets my chores done a bit quicker as well, and I have not missed out on any of the story because when I have finished my housework I get a hot drink sit somewhere comfortably and drink my hot drink and getting my hobby going and while I restart where I left of and listen all over again.
I also want to thank you for that marvellous Audio Bible book this is my favourite audio book, with everyone talking there parts lovely.
Really great books
Have a wonderful day
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Diane

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  • 18-11-16

Simply Fabulous

the story itself is very well of course. I've wanted to read this book for years and now at age 52 I finally had the opportunity to hear it on Audible. performance was wonderful and the experience of the book was amazing I am thankful that I can have the opportunity to accomplish this through Audible. I don't have much chance to read really affords me a chance novels that I was not able to read

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  • Chris Knight
  • 26-08-16

Most Novel Accurate Phantom Adaptation Ever

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would wholeheartedly recommend this audio drama to anyone who is remotely interested in Phantom of the Opera or horror in general. This version of the classic story, "The Phantom of the Opera" is a full cast audio drama made by Big Finish productions. Meaning, it is not simply an audio book but features a full cast similarly to a radio play. This version is simply the most accurate adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel ever. And trust me, I own 22 other versions. It's worth noting... this is based off the original novel. Thus, it is less romantic than the Andrew Lloyd Webber version most people are familiar with. That being said, it is still a masterpiece.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)?

Without spoiling it for those who have not heard the original tale, this audio drama version features the final, heart wrenching monologue of Erik (the Phantom) from the novel which has very very rarely been adapted and has never been on screen I do not believe.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The entire cast was perfectly suited, but the Phantom in particular I thought was absolutely perfect, one of my favorite actors in the role. His voice sounds creepy and yet elegant, as Erik should.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Before Andrew Lloyd Webber... There was a darker sort of Phantom in the Paris Opera House...

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  • JP06
  • 16-08-19

Great

loved the performance follows the book well
very enjoyable
highly suggest for those who like the story of the phantom of the opera

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-18

Delightful

High quality audio drama. A well dramatized story and marvelous work of the actors, plus a good soundrack, including opera singing. I enjoyed it

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  • 08-06-18

The Phantom of the Opera one of my favorite storie

I love the atmosphere that the story creates the writing the music the voice actors 5 out of 5 stars.

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  • 17-04-18

Nice adaption of an old favorite

Excellent vocal performances make up for the bits of story left out. This adaption will make you long for live-action movie based on the Leroux.

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  • 29-11-17

Great!

Great adaptation! Closer to the original novel than the musical, in terms of story. If you've read the original novel or have seen the musical and wish to read the novel, I would highly recommend this.