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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!
  • Carlotta: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS GOING TO GET HIS ASS BEAT THAT'S WHAT HE IS WHERE IS HE I WILL IMMEDIATELY FIGHT HIM
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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.