I love musicals and operas!! I find them so moving and beautiful. I love how the stories are told through music, and I admire all the details and talent it takes to create an opera.
The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical of all time!! I have seen two live performances of the play, in London at the Queens Theater, and in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel. They were both amazing, but I preferred the show in London, the set and infamous chandelier were breathtaking!!
I also own four different movies based off of the play.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of The Phantom of the Opera live at the Royal Albert Hall was added to my collection today! (I may have slight obsession).
The Phantom 25th Anniversary stars Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo who play Christine Daae and the Phantom-the Phantom of the Opera, alongside Hadley Fraiser as Raoul. This recreation contained a whole new set, with amazing props and set decorations, and amazing vocals!!! Every time I hear Ramin Karimloo’s voice it makes me week in the knees, his portrayal of the Phantom was brilliant! Sierra and Hadley were also amazing and also have beautiful voices. I was lucky and had the opportunity to see Ramin and Sierra preform in Love Never Dies, the sequel to the Phantom of the Opera created by Andrew Loyd Webber. I will write about that another time!
I hope that you find the 25th Anniversary Phantom dvd as beautiful as I did!!!
Hope you enjoy!!
Casablanca is one of my all time favorite movies, and my all time favorite black and white movie!! This is a film that is loved by so many and gets even more popular over time. Casablanca received eight Oscar nominations and was the film that made Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. And i’m sure it didn’t hurt that the film was released during World War II, but the even long after the war Casablanca has remained popular. Harvard even has a tradition of screening the film durning finals week, I only wish it was a tradition at the University I went to. 🙂
If you haven’t seen this film I suggest that you do, you will fall in love with it, like so many before you. It’s a tradition for me to watch it every Valentine’s Day, but I like to mix it up so I watched it last night! I posted the trailer below in case some of you are interested, and if you want to know what the story is about I will put the film summary below it.
Let me know what you guys think of this film, and If you have any other movie suggestions post a comment with the movie title and the year it was released and I will watch it, and maybe make a posting about it!! Hope you all have an amazing monday night!!
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) runs an upscale nightclub in unoccupied Casablanca in the early days of World War II. He is shocked when he sees his lost love Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) walk into his nightclub.But she’s with her husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), a fugitive Czech Resistance leader who has escaped from a Nazi concentration camp. They need letters of transit to travel freely to neutral Portugal and rumor has it that Rick has the papers…..
Humphrey Bogart – Rick Blaine
Ingrid Bergman – Ilsa Lund
Paul Henreid – Victor Laszlo
Conrad Veidt – Major Heinrich Strasser
Claude Rains – Captain Louis Renault
Sydney Greenstreet – Signor Ferrari
Peter Lorre – Ugarte
Dooley Wilson – Sam