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The Phantom of the Opera
Viscount Raoul de ChagnyA member of 19th century Parisian aristocracy, Raoul is described as “having beautiful blue eyes, and a complexion like a girl’s." Handsome & kind-hearted but having been spoiled by his two sisters & aunt, he is used to getting his own way. He knows Christine Daae as a young child and sees her again at her performance at the Palais Garnier. Raoul tries to find out what has happened to his childhood sweetheart and becomes drawn into the underworld of the mysterious Persian and Phantom. Devoted to Christine but puzzled by her allegiance to Erik, Raoul thinks she may be toying with his heart, so he can be jealous and demanding.
Co-StarsPeter Guinness (The Phantom), Helen Goldwyn (Christine), Anna Massey (Mme Giry), Alexander Siddig (The Persian), Samantha Hughes (La Carlotta), Nicola Weeks (Meg/Adèle)Singers: Linda Richardson (Christine/Carlotta), Matthew Hargreaves (Phantom)Violin: Ruth Rogers
Big Finish for BBC Radio
4 part full-cast radio dramatisation, the first to record correct operatic sequences
Recorded on Sept 24 & 25 2007 and Oct 4 & 12 2007 at Moat Studios
BBC Radio 7 in Dec 2007
CD Release in March 2008
Big Finish Classics (relaunch) in June 2009
2 CD audiobook available at Big Finish
In the cosmopolitan Paris of the 1880s, the new proprietors of the Opera House are amused to discover that their costly acquisition is said to be haunted. But their smiles quickly vanish, as tragedy follows misfortune: a murdered stagehand, a fatal accident, a missing girl. Fearful tales of the Opera Ghost race through the corridors and dressing rooms of the theatre. And with good reason - for deep in the catacombs beneath the Opera House, something is stirring...
Adapted for audio drama by Barnaby Edwards
Based on Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux
Quotes & Reviews
Q: What suggested to your mind James D’Arcy for the role of Raoul - TTZ Fanzine Summer 2009 Issue #3
Barnaby Edwards: James is the sort of leading man directors dream of: strong, pure, noble, honest, intelligent. Indeed, I'd tried to get him for several Doctor Who roles prior to netting him for Phantom, but he'd always been so busy. Raoul is such a tricky character because he's not the milk-white hero you imagine. In fact, he's a bit of a villain in the novel: he's arrogant, even cruel at times. James knew exactly how to pitch those scenes: his confrontation with Christine at the masked ball is taken almost verbatim from the novel and he hits the tone spot on.
Q: What did you look for when casting the main roles? – Vortex Magazine July 2009
Barnaby Edwards: The best actors I could find. Anna was hugely supportive of the project from its inception and her presence meant I had to get the highest calibre co-stars possible. With the exception of James D'Arcy, I chose actors I'd worked with before: I didn't want to risk there being a single weak element. As a consequence, this is probably my favourite cast of all time!
Q: Who surprised you most with their performance? – Vortex Magazine July 2009
Barnaby Edwards: The new boy, James D'Arcy. I knew and admired him from his impressive film and television credits - hence my reason for casting him - but I think I was unprepared for quite how dazzlingly good an actor he is. Raoul is a terribly difficult role to pull off, especially since I had written the part to be as true to Leroux's original as possible: a hero who is by turns arrogant, charming, impulsive, loyal, violent, manipulative, brave and stupid. James nailed every single nuance with pinpoint accuracy.