Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Versão em Português do tema de amor de Raoul e Christine

Para que não sabia, essa linda canção que tanto ouvimos em casamentos e bodas é uma versão em português do tema romântico do musical The Phantom of the Opera. Vos: Verônica SAbino & emílio Santiago.

E aqui vai uma gravação de Emílio Santiagao ao vivo - simplesmente LINDA a interpretação!

Nightwish + images of The Phantom of the Opera

For those wh haven't heard/seen it yet, here it goes... Nightwish singing the main theme of the musical:



Look who have played a song related to the Phantom of the Opera musical: IRON MAIDEN!

Vote for The Phantom Of The Opera in the 2013 Olivier Awards!

Dear Students,

The Phantom of The Opera has a message for you in this video... Christine and the director of the Opera House also have a word to say to you...  Remember, if you don't do what the Phantom asks, he can do great damage!!! Better do it...

A time for us...

Watch the best moments betwenn Erik and Christine... So romantic!!!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The Phantom of the Opera to Make History Again

The longest-running show in Broadway history (it started in 1986), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will again make theater history when it becomes the first Broadway show to celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, January 26, 2013.


On Broadway, since its debut on January 26, 1988, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has grossed over $875 million. Even now – in its incredible 25th year on Broadway – it is consistently among Broadway’s highest-grossing shows and remains a box office champ. Earlier this year, the production shattered the house record at The Majestic by having its best weekly gross in its entire 24-year history. Total attendance is now over 15 million and it continues to play with no end in sight.

The musical’s international success – equally staggering – is represented by total worldwide grosses estimated at over $5.6 billion. This colossal figure makes PHANTOM the most successful entertainment venture of all time, with revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, Star Wars and far surpassing the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion). Worldwide, over 65,000 performances have been seen by 130 million people in 28 countries and 148 cities in 13 languages. AIN, BECOMING THE FIRST BROADWAY SHOW EVER TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS.


The Phantom of the Opera 2012 Tour

Dear S3 Students,

It's been a long time since I haven't updated the BLOG, but here we are again... I hope you all enjoy reading THE PHANATOM OF THE OPERA, as well as learning about this fantastic musical!


Saturday, 26 March 2011

Old times, old videos....

Dear Students,
Before the DVD era, we had VIDEO CASSETTE PLAYERS.... and one of my favourite videos was this one of Sarah Brightman singing the love theme of the Phantom of the Opera - All I Ask of You! I remember I was a teenager and I would see the same video over and over again, especially the part where they kiss and hug. It was so romantic... and the special effects were so modern for that time! I'm now almost 40, but can you believe I still feel "romantic" when I watch this video? Thanks to YOUTUBE I can watch it once in a while. Hope you enjoy it... And hope you feel romantic, too.
"Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime. Say a word and I will follow you! Love me, that's all I ask of you!" (Lloyd Webber)
(Click on the topic of this post and you will be forwarded to the lovely and romantic video clip on Youtube.)

Friday, 25 March 2011

The Phantom of the Opera in Portuguese

Dear CCB Students, It's been over two years since I haven't updated this blog... That' because it's over two years since CCB hasn't given me S3 to teach. I love S3 because we study THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!!! I've just discovered a cartoon of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IN PORTUGUESE. The singers are not the best in the world, but it's interesting to see. I couldn't manage to find part 1 of the cartoon, just from part 2 on. You can watch all the story, which is very similar to the reader we use at CCB Cheers! Jocely.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

What do Harry Potter and the Phantom of the Opera have in common?

Dear Students, The soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera is so "powerful" that everybody surrenders to it. If you search the web, you´ll find thousands of videos which use Andrew Lloyd Webber´s Phantom of the Opera theme as background music. The one I´ve chosen to show you today is HARRY POTTER OF THE OPERA. Click on the title of today´s post to see this nice clip which mixes scenes from the Harry Potter movies and the soundtrack of The Phantom of the Opera. Cheers.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Antonio Banderas sings Erik´s part in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA...

Dear Students, Look at what I´ve found: the wonderful Antonio Banderas singing the theme of The Phantom of the Opera together with Sarah Brightman. Isn´t he "everything"? ;) Ah... Antônio.... (just click on the title of this blog section: Antonio Banderas sings Erik´s part in The Phantom of the Opera) Cheers! Jocely.

The Phantom of the Opera with soundtrack by EVANESCENCE: wonderful!

Dear Students, Have a look at this trailer of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2004 movie with the soundtrack of Evanescence, a song called LACRYMOSA. I hope you enjoy the trailer and the song: (just click on the title of this blog section: The Phantom of the Opera with soundtrack by Evanescence) Cheers. Jocely.

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 movie: TRAILER

Dear CCB students, Have you ever heard the theme of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA? If not, it´s about time you hear it: Here´s the new version based on the 2004 movie: (just click on the title of this blog section: The Phantom of the Opera 2004 movie: TRAILER) Cheers. Jocely

The 2004 movie: simply great!!!

Dear Students, How about having a look at the official web site of the 2004 film THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: (just click on the title of this blog section: The 2004 movie: simply great!!!) Here you can see scenes from the film as well as bits of the wonderful soundtrack Cheers. Jocely.

See the make up of Erik, the phantom...

Dear CCB students, If you want to see the fantastic make up which transforms an actor into ERIK, THE PHANTOM, have a look at this link: (just click on the title of this blog section: See the make up of Erik, the Phantom) I´m sure you´ll be impressed! Cheers. Jocely.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

How much do you know about THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA?

If you wish to see how much you know about THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, try doing the following QUIZ:

The Phantom of the Opera for Kids

Not only adults fall in love with The Phantom of the Opera: it also catches children's attention, especially when it's adapted using puppets. Having this in mind, the artist Tais Martins Stierli created a special puppet show using Christine and Erik. Her puppets are amazing and the show is beautiful! Check it out on:

Sunday, 12 October 2008

The Phantom of Manhattan is a 1999 novel by Frederick Forsyth, intended as a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera (the Lloyd Webber musical, not the original book). The beginning of The Phantom of Manhattan is narrated by an ailing (=dying) Madame Giry, and set in the early 1900s. Famous individuals of the time, such as Theodore Roosevelt, make appearances. According to the story, Christine has married Raoul, and the couple have a son named Pierre. The Phantom has become a very rich theatre owner in New York and writes an opera hoping that Christine will play the main character. The story also provides details about the Phantom's past and his relationship with Madame Giry which were not contained in the original novel and musical. There is also the introduction of a new character called Darius, a greedy man who often assists the Phantom, and to whom the Phantom has promised to leave the opera house after his death. That promise is tested by Christine's arrival in New York, but Darius is determined to own the opera house himself. If you want to know how this wonderful novel finishes, you have to read it! Andrew Lloyd Webber is currently at work on a stage sequence to The Phantom of the Opera. It will be called Phantom: Love Never Dies, and it is said that it is partially based on The Phantom of Manhattan. (Adapted from Wikipedia)

Monday, 6 October 2008

CCB teacher Lílian Vieira talks about her experience with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA...

My first encounter with “The Phantom of the Opera” was at “Her Majesty’s Theater” in London, 1999. It’s the longest running show in the history of the theater. It opened to an outstanding success in October, 1986 up to now and it still delivers. But why? A mysterious phantom terrorises the Paris Opera in an effort to make his protégé, Christine, the leading lady of the opera house. It’s a romantic tragic love story like many others but its magic spell, creative team and cast deserves much praise as it approaches the 21st birthday celebrations. I went to England in 1999 in order to attend a Teacher Development course in Plymouth. In fact, I wasn’t alone, my friend Jocely de Deus Pinheiro, from CCB was with me and most of what I’m stating here was experienced by both of us. When the course finished, I came to London to wait for my flight back to Brazil. As I still had four days, I decided to relax and enjoy myself. So, I took at least three city tours, went to museums and sightseeing, to the cinema and, of course, to the theatre. Buying the tickets for the theatre was a great and exciting adventure! I left the hostel early in the morning and took the underground to London’s West-End. When I got there, I went straight to the ticket booth to see what was available for a Wednesday matinee, but to my surprise, the tickets for the Phantom were sold out and, in fact, no tickets were available until July, 2000. I got really upset; however, I didn’t give up. I looked for another ticket booth and this time there were tickets available for the balcony. The price was at its high: £30 for a single ticket, it was about R$ 150! I knew it wasn’t the best place to see a show in a theatre and the price was unbelievable, but I was at the point of no return and I had decided to face everything to see the Phantom. Then I bought the ticket and waited for the show. When I entered the auditorium, I felt goose bumps and it was like magic. Even today I wonder what makes that musical have such pulling power. This romantic tragic love story with its moving music and lyrics keeps the audience breathless with such a wonderful show. I must confess that I am a Lloyd Weber fan and I appreciate most of his masterpieces. He’s a genius to me. The performance started. I won’t be able to forget the famous overture and the huge chandelier over the audience as long as I live. It was like being in heaven and I burst into tears. It was really moving! When I came back to Brazil, I really brought with me all the vivid experiences I had in England. I loved everything I saw and learned. It was a wonderful time and “The Phantom of the Opera” will be in my heart and my mind for a lifetime.
Lílian Cavalcanti Fernandes Vieira

Thursday, 2 October 2008

This BLOG was created so that any CCB student/teacher/admirer can interact and express his/her thoughts about the topics we deal with while working with our READERS.

From now on, we will be posting interesting "stuff" which will make our reading of The Phantom of the Opera a delight. We hope you enjoy and learn loads by dropping by to visit our BLOG.