The Phantom of the Opera (original London Cast) is truly one of the truly great pieces of music composed in the late 20th century. The triumph of love over hate--good over evil--that this musical's story line presents is as heartwarming as ever. But the many genres of musical fireworks employed is pure genius. Webber soars! The skill and artistry of the performers, both on stage and in the pit, rise to meet the composer's offering perfectly. Try it; you'll love it.
Oct 22, 2008
The complete recording includes a booklet of the liberetto so people can follow along. Sarah Brightman, Steve Barton, and Michael Crawford make up this wonderful cast. Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical scare truly shines with this vocal ensemble. This is a soundtrack to listen to again and again. The CD only includes the music parts. The sections with talking are ommitted from the disc. Still this is the best Phantom CD out there and a great thing to listen to in the car or at home.