Yeah, it's not an opera per se, but rather it's a musical. And a good one at that. The problem with Phantom of the Opera is it has become so overly popular, the theatre elites LOVE to hate it. I've seen quite a few musicals, and I find the music, acting, and the set to be quite astounding. I've seen it 4 times. Once in NY, San Francisco, London, and Dallas. Honestly, I thought the performance in Dallas was the best. London I thought was the worst.
Dc10? Howling? Hardly! Andrew Lloyd Webber is known for his phenomenal musical scores.
If you liked Phantom, go see Les Miserables. It's longer, but it's a great musical as well. Some other great ones I've had the pleasure of seeing are Miss Saigon, Rent, Aida, Chicago, 42nd Street, The Mikato (an Opera), Madame Butterfly (Opera), Tosca (Opera), and Cabaret. All of them incredible in their own right. But then again, I love classical music, operas, and musicals.
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