queen carlotta


Comparing the Elissa costumes of Carlotta and Christine in (professional) replica and non-replica versions of Phantom of the Opera

There seems to be three main design philosophies:

  1. Christine should look more or less identical to Carlotta (many replica productions, Czech Republic, Finland)
  2. Christine should somewhat resemble Carlotta (many replica productions, Hungary, Estonia, the Restaged Tour)
  3. Christine should look totally different from Carlotta (2004 movie, Poland, Romania)

(credit in captions)

  • Christine: The Phantom of the Opera is real and he is my teacher!
  • Meg: The Phantom of the Opera is real and he is terrifying!
  • Managers: The Phantom of the Opera is not real but there is definitely some real person being terrifying!

My very touching tribute to these fabulous people leaving Phantom this week.

I’m not sure why, but today I was struck by the silly (but cute!) idea of Madame Bonfamille from The Aristocats being the old lady that Carlotta becomes after she finishes her career off filthy rich and the hottest item in the over-60s Parisian dating bracket.

Her cats are all named after starring roles she’s played.

anonymous asked:

OK. I think we can all agree that the phrase "This is MY opera." would be applicable to both Erik and Carlotta, and that was all I could think of when I saw the "This is my swamp" palette. So would you please do the king and queen of drama themselves with the color palette "This is my swamp" as it so apt to the circumstances? 🙂

Ha! Too true…

 *Carlotta performs operatic solo* “WHAT’S GOOD, O.G.”


From design to costume: La Carlotta as Queen Elissa in Hannibal 

  1. Helen Noonan, Sydney,
  2. Sayoko Kanai, Tokyo,
  3. Christa Leahmann, Melbourne,
  4. Irina Samilova, Moscow,
  5. Maria Bjørnson’s costume design,
  6. Elena Jeanne Batman, Las Vegas,
  7. Barbara Scanlion, US Tour,
  8. Unknown, Sapporo,
  9. Corinne Schaefer, Hamburg.
A discussion that The Phantom of the Opera and madame Giry should've had in the first place:
  • The Phantom: Umm..hey Madame. Forgive me, this is a bit awkward, but I think i'm in need of some advise in a matter.
  • Mme. Giry: Which kind of a matter would that be, my dear Phantom?
  • The Phantom: Well I kind of like this girl and I'm not sure how to approach her.
  • Mme. Giry: Ah but this is excellent! Who might be this lucky lady?
  • The Phantom: Well, she might be the one you kind of consider as a daughter. Beautiful Christine is the one I desire.
  • Mme. Giry: Well in that case I expect you to behave yourself very well and show respect, because I do care about her too. I'm the one who showed your compassion in the first place, remember?
  • The Phantom: Yes, ma'am and I really do appreciate your past act of kindness.
  • Mme. Giry: Good. Well then, listen very carefully. I know you can be a bit manipulative sometimes, but if you really love a girl, you let her use her own brain.
  • The Phantom: Watch it, woman! Who are you calling manipulative?!
  • Mme. Giry: *sight* Well, "Angel of music", lets move on. Love songs and some candles are romantic...also you could try and impress her with your fascinating magic tricks. That might please her, just avoid being a drama-queen. We've already got Carlotta to play that part.
  • The Phantom: A drama queen?! Oh please, give me a break! Hmm some candles you said? I think I'll manage that.
  • Mme. Giry: And please remember: Christine is a pretty girl and i have no doubt that she'll gain some admirers especially after entering the stage. A bit of jealousy is cute, but try and avoid over-reacting. For example: Do not say such things like "Your chains are still mine" or "My power over you grows stronger yet". Understood?
  • The Phantom: *unclear muttering*
  • Mme. Giry: Most girls also find that killing people is a huge turn-off. I'm sure you can sort out your disagreements with people by other means (even if they were intolerably irritating). No messing around with hangman's nooses except for maybe some innocent performance purposes.
  • The Phantom: Fascinating. I'd better write that one down. Would you consider a giant swamp-shaped bed as a romantic purchase?
  • Mme. Giry: Umm well that indeed sounds kind of sexy, but for Christ's sake, do not put her in that on a first date.
  • The Phantom: What if she faints and I have to put her somewhere comfy to sleep?
  • Mme. Giry: Why would she faint on a...Oh nevermind.
  • The Phantom: And I could hide inside her father's tomb and sing to her! And I definitely have to bring a horse under the opera house so she could ride it in the corridors. I've got a secret door inside her bedroom so I can watch her without her knowing and find the perfect moment for my very first appearance!
  • Mme. Giry: ...
  • Mme. Giry: ...
  • The Phantom: ...
  • Mme. Giry: Sit down, please. I'll put the kettle on.