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Friday, February 23, 2018

In Moscow said goodbye to the most luxurious Ghost

The farewell turned out to be equally luxurious as well as the musical “the phantom of the Opera”, which went to MDM Frunzenskaya two seasons. Yesterday in the Moscow Palace of Youth held last 650 – e the idea and the observer “MK” has witnessed a truly spectacular farewell to a legendary performance.

A scene from “the phantom of the Opera”. Photo portal Phantom-musical.ru.

Not superfluous to recall that the premiere of the phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber was first held in London (1986, “her Majesty’s Theatre”) and on Broadway (1988 Theatre “the majestic”). To the Russian capital “the Ghost” arrived only in 2013 through the efforts of the company “Stage entertainment” Dmitry Bogachev and the British Really Useful Group.

“When we did the “Nord-OST”, I thought the art of staging “Ghost” in Moscow. I started writing letters to the Really Useful Group at the expense of the copyright, but received no answer – it tells me Bogachev, which has its own special story of the “Ghost”. . – a few years later one of his employees who works with us said that Yes, “some crazy Dimitri wrote them wrote, and they laughed at him”.

In 2013 was declared a casting, and in October 2014 was loud premiere. Bogachev even found in Paris the great-granddaughter of the author of the novel “the phantom of the Opera” Gaston Leroux – Veronica and invited her to the premiere in Moscow. By the way, it turned out that she never saw the stage presentation of the works of his great-grandfather. And the Russian audience saw the original version of the London production, as amended in 1988, the year for Broadway. So whoever in the past century never made it to the West End and Broadway could in the 21st century enjoy this truly brilliant piece that holds on the longevity of all records on Broadway, he surpassed “Cats”, and six years ago, said a quarter of a century of “Ghost” on the London stage. Six seasons is also impressive arithmetic, but more on that later.

And that’s 2016, MDM the Komsomol prospectus, the most recent submission. In the hall – lots of colors, it is clear that gathered fans of “Ghost” and artists. In recent times their role play Dmitry Ermak (Phantom), Elena bakhtiyarova (Christine), Evgeny Zaytsev (Raoul). Although the bows will be released and perpetrators of a different composition – Tamara Kotova and Ivan Ozhogin, and especially nice that all the “machinists”, and in full – makeup artists, costume designers, lighting, sound, administrators, managers, Parigi.

In General, the atmosphere of the last performance is always special, it is difficult to describe, can only be felt. Theatergoers in such cases we say “room not breathing”, although, I’m sure a large part of it knows by heart the story of the ancient novel by Gaston Leroux, which formed the basis of the musical.

And nevertheless – all in the first time: cheering on each Aria in almost every scene and especially at the beginning of the second act, when the curtain suddenly soaring open staircase in alarmingly red with the number”Masquerade”. The public itself does not hold back and shouted “Bravo” luxury suits (they are in the performance of more than 200) Maria björnson and its decorations, the elements of which entered the history of world musical – this applies to such items as leaning on the hall chandelier, or gondola in the underworld Ghost. “Bravo – excellent voices and acting, which gives this tabloid story volume.

In the ending Dmitry Bogachev invited on stage to everyone involved in this amazing story. The cry from the stalls:”You are the best!!!” Flowers. In two seasons under a million spectators and 2 billion fees.

And Bogachev, who with extraordinary energy, consistently and that is especially valuable, cleverly imparts to the Russian soil the best samples of world musical announces two projects of the new season: “Ghost” is gone (don’t want to say dead – long live the “Cinderella” and “dance of the vampires”.

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