The Phantom of the Opera (Dramatized)

  • by Gaston Leroux, Barnaby Edwards
  • Narrated by Alexander Siddig, Anna Massey, James D'Arcy, Peter Guinness
  • 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl.
Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring....
A full cast dramatisation, featuring Anna Massey (Madame Giry), Peter Guinness (The Phantom), Alexander Siddig (The Persian), James D'Arcy (Raoul), Helen Goldwyn (Christine), Tony Millan (Moncharmin), Richard Earl (Richard), Nick Brimble (Philippe/Gaston), Nick Wilton (Lachenel/Mifroid), Geraldine Newman (Madame Valérius), Samantha Hughes (La Carlotta), Nicola Weeks (Meg/Adèle), and singers Linda Richardson (Christine/La Carlotta), Matthew Hargreaves (The Phantom). Director: Barnaby Edwards. Sound design: Matthew Cochrane. Music: Tim Sutton (violin played by Ruth Rogers).

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What the Critics Say

"Very good. Barnaby Edwards...knows what he's doing." (Phantom'sMask.com)
"A wonderful cast...beautiful arias.... Awesome!" (SidCity.net)
"Anna Massey...wonderful! The whole production is spectacular in every respect and a great joy." (OperaGhost.ru)

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Enjoyable and fun!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Phantom of the Opera to be better than the print version?

I wouldn't call it better as they are two different mediums. The only aspect where it improves upon the print version is that I am able to hear what segments of Faust sounds like as it's referred to so often.


Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character is the Phantom, himself. He is extraordinarily talented and while I don't commend his actions against others, I can understand where it comes from. After all, no one showed him pity.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The actors and singers bring the book to life. As opposed to a regular audio book where you're listening to a singular narrator.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not one particular moment, no. I enjoyed the whole piece.


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Simply Fabulous

the story itself is very well of course. I've wanted to read this book for years and now at age 52 I finally had the opportunity to hear it on Audible. performance was wonderful and the experience of the book was amazing I am thankful that I can have the opportunity to accomplish this through Audible. I don't have much chance to read really affords me a chance novels that I was not able to read
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-23-2015
  • Publisher: Big Finish Productions