Phantom of the Opera given a Hollywood makeover

Andrew Lloyd Webber's popular musical reaches out to a new generation of fans with a slick new recording.

John Owen-Jones and Katie Hall

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Repertoire: Phantom of the Opera
Artists: Emmy Rossum
Rating: 4/5
Genre: Film Soundtrack
Label: Sony Classical SK 93521/2

An army of Hollywood studio heavyweights has ensured this updated Lloyd Webber perennial will create a new generation of Phantom  fans. Emmy Rossum, a US movie starlet who has sung at the New York Met, turns in a cotton-soft Christine  to rival anybody’s, while Scottish actor Gerard Butler (the Phantom) brings a pleasing humanity to his performance. Available both as a single highlights disc and a deluxe two-CD complete score. Phantastic.

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