of the opera 25th anniversary

25th Anniversary Phantom Observations
  • raoul is dissociating as they play the monkey music box
  • erik drops the first sandbag because carlotta is flirting with andre and he wants to save the poor man
  • “mom tell them i say hey and tell them to stay out of box five and to pay me thanks i love you”
  • hAdLeY fRaSeR is just so damn pretty
  • raouls little jog up the stairs from christine’s dressing room reblog if you agree
  • hey erik maybe if you didn’t yell at your girlfriend she wouldn’t be afraid of you
  • raouls eye roll when carlotta snatches the letter out of his hand reblog if you agree
  • raouls little eyebrow quirk / half smile combo during the rooftop scene as he says “there is no phantom of the opera”
  • erik shaking and rocking in order to calm himself and then reacting out of anger because he cannot sufficiently process his emotions
  • erik spreading his arms so the cloak looks like wings and he looks like an angel when he says “the phantom asked of yooooouuuuuuu”
  • raouls flamboyant hand motion during masquerade
  • protective raoul
  • raoul kneeling before christine and cradling her face in his hands
  • raoul yelling “clever friend” threateningly / being genuinely concerned and angry for and on christine’s behalf
  • mme giry sticking up for eriks music during rehearsal of don juan
  • piangi shaking and stumbling over his lines because he’s scared of erik
  • the violin transition before wishing you were somehow here again
  • christine’s strength and determination shining through her facial expressions and vocal intonation during wishing you were somehow here again
  • eriks feathery hat during wandering child
  • the sweetness in eriks voice during the first verse of wandering child
  • erik getting steadily more desperate / begging throughout wandering child
  • the way raoul spits “this thing” during wandering child
  • the fire balls !!!
  • raoul stamping down his anger in order to place christine’s safety as his first priority at the end of wandering child
  • raoul saying “give the order”
  • raouls facial expression when erik announces himself after the doors have been secured and starts throwing his voice
  • “for once monsieur le viscount is right”
  • erik just wants to watch his opera he doesn’t care that the whole police force is there
  • christine’s facial expressions during past the point of no return
  • the way christine wipes her mouth and erik takes her wrist in his hand during past the point of no return
  • erik grabbing his thighs and shaking when christine touches him during past the point of no return
  • eriks lips parting in shock and his little head shake when christine whips the hood off his face
  • erik looking so disheveled and his voice cracking when he sings the verse from all i ask of you to her
  • “say you want me”
  • madame giry holding meg to comfort her and then grabbing for raoul and telling meg to stay as she leads raoul by the hand after erik and christine
  • raoul rolling his sleeves up
  • the way raoul sincerely and gently says thank you to madame giry amongst his fear
  • the way erik has very obviously slicked his hair back again by the time christine is in the wedding dress but it’s still sticking up all over the place
  • christine holding eriks arms and looking him in the eyes when she sings the line “it’s in your soul where the true distortion lies”
  • eriks breathy “monsieur
  • erik playing the organ because he doesn’t know what else to do after the line “this is the choice”
  • christines face when she says “tears of hate”
  • raouls “please” in “please forgive me”
  • raouls save in “why make her lie to you to save me”
  • erik sitting down because he’s overwhelmed
  • eriks resigned “make your choice” as he drops the veil
  • eriks hands trembling when christine calls him pitiful
  • erik fidgeting on the hand that usually has the ring on it
  • raoul turning away when christine kisses erik because he can’t bear to watch
  • erik squeezing christines hands a final time as his goodbye before going to release raoul
  • erik touching his lips after the kiss
  • raoul squaring up as erik approaches him, and the expression on his face
  • raoul grabbing eriks elbow when erik picks him up after releasing him from the noose and the second of prolonged eye contact they make
  • “angel in hell” as erik starts melting down and then him collapsing on the stairs and sobbing
  • eriks whimpering as he drags himself over to the monkey music box
  • the way eriks voice breaks on “paper faces”
  • erik turning and seeing christine and straightening his vest as he stands
  • “christine i love you” is a soft gentle statement of fact and he looks so sad and she kisses his hand and he shakes and watches her go and when she turns to look at him he inclines his head, giving her his consent to please go
  • erik sinking back to the floor and clutching the veil
  • raoul extending his hand to christine and the look on his face
  • erik kissing the veil
  • the tears visible on eriks face during his final lines
  • meg in pants
  • meg fully prepared to find erik under the cloak
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Like yellow parchment is his skin. A great black hole serves as the nose that never grew. You must be always on your guard, or he will catch you with his magical lasso!