queen carlotta

  • 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!

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)

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.


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

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.”


Inspired by the retellings of the Nutcracker from @shinyzango @kaleidraws @theevilemster and really ALL the nutcrackers here on tumblr. Luv ya’ll! Here is my nutcracker project entitled, Eternal Curse of the Nutcracker. 

200 years ago the first Nutcracker vanquished the 1st incarnation of the Mouse King and live happily ever after. However unbeknownst to him, the Mouse Queen casted a spell on her son before her death, ensuring that he’d never truly die but instead return 10 years later. Learning of this Drosselmeyer created a spell that’d pass the Nutcracker curse on to another so that they can vanquish the Mouse King each time he returns. The secret and spell have been passed down through the generations. Fast forward to modern day, two best friends Carla and Darren are going Christmas shopping when they run into an odd shop. Despite being brand new the store feels like it’s been there long before they were even born. Little do they know that by entering this toy store they have sealed their fates as the 20th incarnation of the Nutcracker. 

That’s all for now, but I have a lot more to share later. Thx to @flagnarb who i’d like to credit as an unofficial official contributor to this project and just all the people producing art, writings, voiceovers, etc for the Nutcraker. You guys are such an inspiration! 

My thoughts

Zendaya as Ariel. Absolutely brilliant. So long as the hair is red. Perfect.

The rest.

Can we get

  1. Asa Butterfield as prince Eric
  2. Queen Latifah as Ursula
  3. Idris Elba as king triton
  4. Tom Holland (British or American accent)/ Mitchell Hope (preferably Australian) as Flounder
  5. Samuel E Wright back as Sebastian (if possible)
  6. Hugh Laurie as Grimsby
  7. John Stamos as Louis the chef
  8. Lana Parrilla as Carlotta