im sorry but where’s my phantom production with a woman as the phantom????? Like everyone in the opera house assumes that the phantom is a guy, and madam giry goes along with it because it keeps the truth hidden. then!!!! the phantom hears christine singing one day and immediately falls in love and develops an obsession with this soprano who is beautiful and delicate and kind, all of the things the world has taught the phantom that she could never be because of her appearance.
Then, when the phantom reveals herself to christine it’s even more dramatic. raoul can’t understand how christine could attach herself to another woman and the phantom hates him even more for it but understands what’s best for christine in the end and it’s heartbreaking on sO MANY MORE LEVELS
also she would literally be the dark mysterious lady that the world has needed