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Me: BOY DO I LOVE THE 2004 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

People: the aesthetic is good but gerard butler‘s voice/deformity and emmy can’t act and raoul’s hair and they took out this line right here and they’re speaking lines in the final lair and it’s overall a flawed —

Me, but *intensified* : BOY DO I LOVE THE 2004 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Why did no one every tell me that Onew decided one day to sing opera, and SM was like, sure?

And then he decided to choose an incredibly famous piece to do it with?

And then he decided in 2016 to bring it back, because he had something to prove?

Which just so happened to be that his voice has only gotten better after surgery?

Like seriously, watch these two performances. The first is from 2011, and well before he got vocal chord surgery. Then listen to the second, from 2016. Not only did he sound good in the first one, he improved in the second one. By a lot. The comments are full of Italians impressed by his pronunciation. In the first one, you can hear him struggle on the high note just a bit. He doesn’t even waver in the newer one. 

Basically, his vocal coach wasn’t lying when he said Onew got better after surgery.

Now, Pavarotti can never be surpassed, especially on Nessun Dorma. But holy shit can Onew sing. He has a voice that is he decided to sing the phone book, I would buy it so damn fast, it would give me whiplash.

Oh, and for extra emphasis, here he is singing it on a variety show. In case you thought it was a recording or something.

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Okay so I just closed Phantom of the Opera, if you couldn’t tell by the photos, but being able to SM a show this iconic as a SOPHOMORE in high school was beyond incredible! It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much about so many things and I am so ready for our next show!