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The Phantom of the Opera: Canadian Cast Cast Recording, Soundtrack
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Contains highlights from the Andrew Lloyd Webber brainchild performed in Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal & Calgary during April, 1991 through September, 1992. Stars Colm Wilkinson & Rebecca Caine in leading roles.
A few years after The Phantom of the Opera debuted in London, Harold Prince unveiled Andrew Lloyd Webber's gothic musical in Canada, in 1989. It was so good that this recording of highlights from the Canadian cast is--dare we say it?--more enjoyable than the equivalent London cast highlights album. No, it doesn't have the authenticity of London principals Sarah Brightman (for whom then-husband Lloyd Webber wrote the role of Christine) and Michael Crawford, but it doesn't have their idiosyncrasies, either, and it does have the richer voices of Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine (who played Jean Valjean and older Cosette, respectively, in the 1985 London cast of Les Misérables). At 69 minutes, the Canadian album is also 10 minutes longer than the London, allowing inclusion of the prologue and dress rehearsal for Hannibal. Of course, Lloyd Webber's melodies--"Angel of Music," "The Music of the Night," "All I Ask of You," "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again"--are scrumptious on any continent. --David Horiuchi
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By the way... As you may or may not know, Colm Wilkinson, who sings the role of the Phantom on this recording, was Andrew Lloyd Webber's first choice to play the Phantom on stage in London, but he was performing in another show and couldn't do it.
If you can, get both because they are two different listening experiences & you stand to gain more.
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I love this CD. I only wish it was the full version instead of just highlights.Published 10 months ago by Joan DeJesus
A real musical treat - so glad to have this dc in our music collection and Rebecca Cain is amazing!Published on May 16 2014 by Ellen Kaine
This was to be a replacement for my 2 CD original Phantom CD (lost in a fire). It is a nice CD but I preferred the original full length version. Read morePublished on June 29 2012 by dufferingirl
I was lucky enough to see Colm Wilkinson perform when I was younger. Absolutely amazing. I have neither seen nor heard a comparative Phantom since. Read morePublished on July 3 2007 by S. Graves
I recently got a copy of the London's copy and also saw the movie. I loved this musical ever since I saw it when I was 10 (I am 24 now). Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2007 by V. Cheung
I started listening to Phantom when I was about 12, now I'm 14 and still am a Phantom nut! I first got the OLC soundtrack and loved it. Read morePublished on May 1 2004
Simply put, Michael Crawford is a god. Good old Colm can't measure up. Without even knowing the lyrics or the musical itself, you could tell the pain the Phantom was going through... Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Dave