It’s said every move and pose in the Degas scene in “Phantom of the Opera” was inspired by Edgar Degas, through his sketches, paintings and sculptures. I have yet to sit down and find a match to every single pose in photos. But what I can say is that it’s easy enough to find a corresponding artwork to the stage photos in existence. Here’s some of them.
Gillian Lynne made the choreography for “Phantom of the Opera”.