If your passion for opera still lies dormant, let this version of the man behind the mask awaken it! The angel of music will continue to sing songs in your head long after seeing this memorable performance of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. With stunningly beautiful costumes, sets designed and changed with precision and luster, and a remarkably powerful cast, your fantasies can forever unwind.
The tragically beautiful love story unfolds with an enormously elegant chandelier suspended above the audience. The show continues with the foreboding Phantom (Derrick Davis) haunting and orchestrating (from behind the scenes) the entire production, first with the hanging of the stagehand, then his obsession with Christine (Katie Travis). The Phantom’s demotion of the tempestuously talented Carlotta (Trista Moldovan) and his passionate dual over Christine with Raoul (the handsome Jordan Craig) ignite the senses and make for a turbulently exciting show. The story unwinds with Christine acquiescing to the Phantom’s desire to be loved and ends with a tragedy not to be missed. The beautiful costumes, the dancing, and the tender voices are all splendidly woven throughout, making this an opera for all ages.
Not only will the voices take you to another place, the lyrics are so profound and heartrendingly honest you’re spirit will soar and “you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.” This story of a love unrequited and one woman’s wisdom and empathy will either set your heart on fire or melt it with compassion. With songs including “Think of Me”, “Angel of Music”, “All I Ask of You”, and “The Music of the Night,” this is an unforgettable performance that truly should not be missed.
Let Broadway Sacramento‘s The Phantom of the Opera speak your name now through May 28. For tickets and showtimes, visit the production’s Sacramento365 pages here.