Y/K Phantom in Dallas was AMAZING. Full audio will be available by request only. Here’s one of my favorite songs from the show, My True Love.
tw for mentions of suicide and implied pedophilia
Elisabeth is really, really plainly borrowing the framework of Evita. There’s not really any contesting that.
They’re both rock opera/classical musical hybrids about the politically active, iconically stylish, body-image-obsessed wife of a man in power, whose life is presented in past tense through the narration of an antagonistic male revolutionary figure who assumes a number of other small roles throughout the story and only directly interacts with the heroine once in the course of the show. The heroine in each of them has a major power ballad anthem, the second acts of both shows begin with her at the moment of her greatest personal triumph, only to be reminded by the narrator that this is as good as she’s ever going to have it so she’d better not get too comfy, she faces massive resistance from the society she marries into, she’s first shown as a 14-year-old girl already profoundly influenced by a neglectful father (though Elisabeth, unlike Eva, doesn’t realize the extent of her father’s neglect of her needs until years later). Both shows were written largely to confront the popular image of their subjects. I mean, there’s even the rhythmic chanting of each of their names in the prologue by the ensemble. Whoever on TV Tropes said “Elisabeth is virtually Evita on an epic scale” had it almost totally right.
But there is a major difference between them that bleeds down through the fabric of both shows, and that is that Evita is an incredibly misogynistic show on a textual, built-in level. Elisabeth is flawed in that it’s a woman’s story told entirely through a man’s framing (actually, two men’s, Lucheni’s and Death’s) and doesn’t really have any female characters of import beyond Elisabeth herself and Dowager Empress Sophie (and, um, there’s the extraordinarily ableist asylum scene), but it’s not inherently hateful toward women in general the way Evita is.
New shirts in my Redbubble shop! :)
Note: RJDaae does not endorse *actually* dating opera ghosts. :P
*Shamelessly plugs RJ’s Phantom Stuff*
These are freakin’ ADORABLE!
SOMEONE BUY ME BOTH OF THESE THINGS
is there a phantom of the opera community on tumblr that enjoys analyses of the characters BUT doesn’t demonize christine or excuse the phantom
because if so call me up
That is the majority of the phandom on Tumblr.
We’re here, the Phandom of the Opera!
When I was trying to figure out paint tools sai I had a hard time finding helpful tutorials.
So I’ve decided to post some things I’ve discovered that were useful. (And maybe might be useful to you)
1. Favorite action film?
2. What movie(s) could you watch over and over and not get tired of?
3. Any old school favorites (pre-70s)?
4. Top 5 directors?
5. Favorite dead actor/actress?
6. Favorite movie from the 90’s?
7. Ever been/are you such a hardcore fan of an actor actress…
Only reblogging because I’m a greedy bitch who wants money.
Hey doesn’t hurt to reblog ya knoww and if money is involved….
My mom’s paycheck arrives in 4d days, THIS SHIT WORKKSS
chinese feng shui knows about tumblr ?
OMG I didnt notice until today.I reblogged this and got 10 dollars :D
got to pay for stuff somehow so why not.
haha I got money today!!!
Show me the moneyyyy!
MONEY MONEY MONEYYYYYY!
The 25th Anniversary Tour introduces yet more changes that the phans are raving about because that’s what’s written in the pre-approved press material.
This spoof of a press photo from the 25th Anniversary Phantom Tour features a new costume for the Phantom inspired by Maria Björnson’s original designs. Or not. But who checks for accuracy these days, right?
See more of my art here
Rare footage of the original London cast of “Phantom of the Opera”, featuring Rosemary Ashe in “Hannibal”, Steve Barton and Sarah Brightman in “All I Ask of You”, the cast in “Masquerade” (beautifully shot) and Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in “Point of No Return”.
In total 9 minutes of footage, it’s very well worth a watch, despite the annoying voiceovers here and there.