The One With The Phantom of the Opera – Hong Kong’s Best Winter Musical

The last time I watched The Phantom of the Opera, I was seated at a balcony three stories up, viewing the stage sideway. By the end of the three hours show, I left the theatre (that was in Singapore, probably nine to ten years ago), my neck was cricked, I had a splitting headache and my impression of the show was, needless to say, far from good.

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Tonight, I sit seven rows from the stage. If I crane my neck a little, I can see the bassoonist polishing her instrument, the pianist flexing his fingers. When the show starts I see, vividly, how the chandelier rises to the ceiling, and the ballet dancers take the stage.

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I gasp as Christine hit that famous high note in the haunting main theme. I cried as the Phantom croon his heart-wrenching version of “Music of the Night”. I grin as Raoul take Christine in his arms in “All I Ask of You”.

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I witness on stage the splendor and genius of this wonderful broadway show, the moving music, and the amazing, talented cast. The production set is simply breathtaking.

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I leave the theater a changed man. The Phantom of the Opera, without a doubt, is the best show I have seen in my life, and god knows I have seen a few.

This epic production will run from Christmas till January 18. Do not miss it – book your tickets now!

(Note: I was invited as a guest of the show organiser for their gala premier)

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