The Phantom of the Opera

An al fresco reinvention of a perennial favourite
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ABR Arts 28 March 2022

The Phantom of the Opera

An al fresco reinvention of a perennial favourite
by
ABR Arts 28 March 2022
Joshua Robson as The Phantom in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s 2022 production of <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em> (photograph by Prudence Upton)
Joshua Robson as The Phantom in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s 2022 production of The Phantom of the Opera (photograph by Prudence Upton)

I don’t remember why we were talking about The Phantom of the Opera, the nuclear-proof blockbuster that has rung out from multiple cities every day since its London première in 1986. But I do remember the question posed so absurdly by my psychiatrist that it made me scoff, like the diva Carlotta discovering that she’s been relegated to a minor role in the masked one’s fiendish new score.

‘Do you think you enjoy the musical because you relate to the protagonist?’

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