The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall is a 2011 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera, which in turn was based on the French novel Le Fantme de lOpra by Gaston Leroux.

To mark the extraordinary milestone ofyears, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh planned a special 3day production to take place at Londons Royal Albert Hall in October 2011. Designer Matt Kinley initially planned to hold a concertstyle production not unlike the Les Misrables 25th Anniversary concert at the O2 Arena, but Mackintosh made it clear the show would be fully staged, as both he and Lloyd Webber felt it would not work unless it was the whole show. As a result, the event was planned as a full show.Designing the staged show at the Royal Albert Hall was a daunting task, as the space or lack of was not an easy one to translate a proscenium show into. As a concert hall rather than a theatre, many of the shows elements such as the chandelier, which instead of falling, exploded had to be toned down and simplified the Royal Albert Hall was simply not capable of accepting a show the size of The Phantom of the Opera, or at least not the full original. The balconies of the hall were used to build uprights to form an opera house proscenium with boxes on each side. The orchestra was elevated on a platform and backed by a gauze which projected the opera sets via LEDs. ........

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