The Phantom of the Opera: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Phantom of the Opera tells the tragic love story of Christine Daaé, a young and talented soprano, and the mysterious masked man known as the Phantom. Set in the grand Paris Opera House, the narrative explores the Phantom’s intense obsession with Christine, who becomes the star of the opera house. As Christine’s career rises, the Phantom’s unrequited love leads to a series of dramatic events, including his manipulation of the opera’s productions.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1986)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Thriller / Mystery

Setting: 1880s / France (Paris)

Creative Team

Music/Book: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Charles Hart

Lyrics/Book: Richard Stilgoe

Cast Albums

 Original London Cast (1986)➝

Royal Albert Hall Cast (2011)➝

Global Edition (2022)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1980s, Based on a Book, British, Dark, Mega MusicalMetatheatreMysteryOperaticPopular, Spooky, Sung-ThroughTony Award

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