Reviews and Problems with The Phantom Of The Opera At The Albert Hall
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Movie overall 5
20 April 2012
Excerpt: Wow-You would think a 25 year anniversary would be a big thing...I've seen this musical live on numerous occasions and this guy as the phantom did not impress me..I've seen other phantoms who deliver better vocals and stage presence than this guy did..And I've seen better stage sets..
PHANTOM could have used more for an Anniversary Edition!
11 February 2012
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong... this is an excellent production staged at the famous Royal Albert Hall (The Beatles played for the Queen on that stage!) My only gripe is that it could have used more history and behind-the-scenes offerings which would have been any Phatom-fan's dream come true.
Summary: very happy watched last nightdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
Conclusion: I saw this "live" at my local cinema and was really impressed with the acting of Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess in particular. The quality of the camera work and sound for a live theatrical filming was amazing. Dissolved into tears just as if at the theatre!
Conclusion: Well worth the purchase! The staging is fantastic, the actors brilliant (potentially the best I've seen in the Phantom production...haven't quite made up my mind), but for me the prize goes to the orchestra.
Conclusion: Being recorder in the RAH, this performance misses the quality of the normal production. One essential item, the Chandleir that is raised in the first act and falls down in the middle of the performance is deleted. Inacceptable... The digital background also fails with the close ups.
Conclusion: If you believe that a musical is just people dancing and singing you'll have to think it over! This is, for me, the most amazing and moving show on the planet! The performers are superb, the image and sound quality of the Blu-ray Disc are stunning and the grand finale is one of the best surprises...
Conclusion: I've seen Phantom of the Opera 4 times at its 25 year home, Her Majesty's Theatre, and was also very fortunate to be able to see it at the Royal Albert Hall. Although nothing beats seeing it live, this really is the next best thing.