About The Show
The Phantom of the Opera is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. It is the most commercially successful stage musical ever.
Based on the classic novel ‘Le Fantôme de l”Opéra’ by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Angel of Music,’ ‘Music of the Night,’ ‘All I Ask of You,’ ‘Masquerade’ and the title song.
Show Licence Agreement
The Phantom of the Opera is available to Youth Groups, academic schools, colleges and universities in the UK and Eire under the terms of our licence agreement, which you must read in full prior to applying.
How Much Does It Cost?
When you make your show licence application you will be taken through to the show licence quotation page. This quote will be based on the details you provide.
For Schools, Colleges and Universities in the UK the cost of the licence is the greater of £200 + VAT per performance or 16% of your Box Office takings.
There is a compulsory charge of £75 + VAT for the official logo for The Phantom of The Opera.
This will be included as part of your show licence quote.
Once you have paid for your show licence and logo you will then need to hire the materials for your show from the Music Sales Hire Library.
Original Broadway cast doubling is indicated, but these parts may be split among the ensemble
- Woodwind I (Flute, Piccolo)
- Woodwind II (Flute, Bb Clarinet)
- Woodwind III (Oboe, Cor Anglais)
- Woodwind IV (Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)
- Woodwind V (Bassoon)
- Horn I
- Horn II
- Horn III
- Trumpet I
- Trumpet II
- Keyboard I
- Keyboard II
- Violins (7 recommended)
- Viola (2 recommended)
- Cello (2 recommended)
- C Bass (Contrabass)
Sinfonia Orchestral Support Software
For those without the resources or the space for a 27 piece orchestra, Realtime Music Solutions provide an orchestral enhancement software called Sinfonia. This software offers the flexibility for a smaller ensemble to play alongside the orchestral enhancement software, generating the rich orchestral sounds of a full 27 piece orchestra.
Realtime Music Solutions have put together a series of introductory videos which give a quick overview of the Sinfonia software and how it will work for you and your orchestra.
The cost of the software depends on the length of the production. The guide price for a group using the software for two weeks or less is around $1400 US dollars.
For further information contact Realtime Music Solutions
For further information please visit our Resources page.
- 1 Woman
- 2 Men
- 3 Women
- 4 Men
PRINCIPAL AND FEATURED
- Christine Daaé - a chorus girl (soprano)
- The Phantom - a composer and magician known as the Opera Ghost (baritone/tenor)
- Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny – patron of the Opera, childhood sweetheart of Christine (baritone/tenor)
- Monsieur Firmin - co-manager of the Opera (baritone)
- Monsieur André - co-manager of the Opera (baritone)
- Carlotta Giudicelli- the Prima Donna of the Opera (soprano)
- Madame Giry - the ballet Mistress (mezzo-soprano)
- Ubaldo Piangi - leading tenor of the Opera, Carlottas husband (tenor)
- Monsieur Reyer - the chief répétiteur/director of the Paris Opera (spoken role)
- Meg Giry - Madame Giry’s daughter, member of the ballet chorus, Christine’s best friend
- Monsieur Lefèvre - the previous owner of the Opera (spoken role)
- Joseph Buquet - chief stagehand of the Opera (baritone/bass)
- Madame Firmin
- Porter/Marksman/Fop (in ‘Il Muto’)
- Don Attilo (in ‘Il Muto’)/Passarino
- Slave Master (in ‘Hannibal’)
- Page 1 & 2 (in’Don Juan Triumphant’)
- Porter/Chief Fire Officer
- Wardrobe Mistress/ Confidante (in ‘Il Muto’)
- Princess (in ‘Hannibal’)
- Innkeepers Wife (in ‘Don Juan Triumphant’)
- Two Fire Marshals
- Two Epicene Men (a hairdresser and Jeweler)
- Ensemble: The Ballet Chorus of the Opera, Stagehands, Policemen, Attendants
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA takes place in and around the Paris Opera House, 1881.
- The stage of the Paris Opera House, 1911
- The stage of the Paris Opera House, during a rehearsal for ‘Hannibal’, 1881
- Christine’s Dressing Room
- The Labyrinth Underground
- Beyond the Lake
- Backstage of the Paris Opera House
- The Manager’s Office
- Stage of the Opera House, Box Five and opposite box
- 18th Century Salon, a canopied bed center stage; the boxes
- The Roof of the Opera House
- The stage of the Paris Opera House
- The Staircase of the Opera
- The Manager’s Office
- Rehearsal for ‘Don Juan Triumphant’
- A Graveyard
- The Stage of the Opera House before the premier of’ ‘Don Juan Triumphant’
- The Opera stage: Don Juan Triumphant
- On Stage, Reverse View
- The Labyrinth Underground
- The Phantom’s Lair