Operafantomet: phantoming

Favourite Hannibal Slavegirl tiaras, 1/5: 
Stockholm/Copenhagen 

Crazy tiaras. Simply crazy tiaras. So much going on. All the ornateness. Where do I even start? I love these crazy tiaras. I love them so. 

Favourite Hannibal Slavegirl tiaras, 3/5: 
Mid 90’s UK. 

They are so… splendid, so ornate, so detailed. And so historical looking.  

Favourite Hannibal Slavegirl tiara style 2/5:
Mexico City/Madrid/Sao Paolo/Buenos Aires

These tiaras looks nothing like other tiaras (except maybe a slight resemblance to some mid 90s UK ones). I refer to them as “Gothic”. By that I mean that Medieval crowns had straight, upstanding pieces all around, to show off gems and gold (in Baroque style they started bending these pieces in towards the middle, forming the typical royal crown shape we know today). 

Favourite Hannibal Slavegirl tiaras, 5/5: 
Non-standardized US ones (especially late 80s and early 90s)

I love it when there’s more happening than the standardized roundels. When they have pointed shapes, ear pieces, crescent moons, whatnot. Funky.  

Favourite Hannibal Slavegirl tiaras, 4/5: 
Hamburg/Stuttgart/Essen

I love the “wing” look and the sparkle of the rich gems.

So, Mary Michael Patterson leaves the POTO Broadway production and is replaced by Julia Udine from the restaged US tour.

Today the Broadway FB site announced that Ellen Harvey is also leaving, being replaced by Linda Balgord from the restaged US tour. 

Julia Udine and Linda Balgord is both scheduled to have their first performance on December 15. 

Norm Lewis has extended one more week, leaving February 7, and according to the Facebook site “Broadway’s next Phantom will be announced in the coming months”, which I assume is some sort of confirmation that Norm Lewis will not extend further. 

Source 

(guessing some of you have seen it already) 

Carlotta’s Elissa tiara: 

1. Patricia Hurd, Chicago,  
2. Eva Malmgren, Copenhagen (originally from Stockholm), 
3. Liz McCartney, Broadway, 
4. Cidalia Castro, Sao Paolo, 
5. Janet Healy, Sydney, 
6. Rachel Anne Moore, Hamburg, 
7. Rebecca Lock, West End. 
8. An Lauwereins, West End. 
9. Kimilee Bryant, US tour. 

Marian Vojtko and Michaela Gemrotová, POTO Prague ( X )

Marian Vojtko and Michaela Gemrotová, POTO Prague ( X )

Can we just appreciate the determination to the dresser/seamstress working on Carlotta’s Elissa costume? (Japan 1992)

Can we just appreciate the determination to the dresser/seamstress working on Carlotta’s Elissa costume? (Japan 1992)

Do you happen to have any photosets of Anna O'Byrne in POTO? Minus the ones on her FB if possible. I'm sorry if it's been shared but Tumblr has been screwing me these few days. (: Thanks!
Anonymous
Hi!! I know you're busy so that's why I'm asking again since people forget and all that, but a while ago I asked about a Hamburg costume photo set, and it seems you may have forgotten about it, or I may have missed it! I searched the Hamburg tag and haven't found one- gosh I hope I don't sound so demanding I don't want to. I just am asking again IF you have the time!! I appreciate everything you do for us, and I hope you enjoy it all as much as I enjoy looking at the photos you share!
Anonymous
are there any cute pictures of sierra boggess and jeremy hays at the curtain call or after a show? like the hand kiss from raoul?
Anonymous

Now that you mention it, I can’t think of a single one. Basically all of her curtain call/wedding dress photos are with Norm Lewis or Hugh Panaro. 

But there’s always one of the cutest AIAOY photos ever: 
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Chandelier in making, Toronto 1989. From a Toronto souvenir brochure. 

Chandelier in making, Toronto 1989. From a Toronto souvenir brochure. 

jeez, how many files do you have on ur comp??
Anonymous

I don’t know. Why? If you’re waiting for a photoset, feel free to remind me of it (but also have in mind that I’m working 7 days a week, and that this is not a paid service, but a hobby). 

1. Mlle Billings, 1872. 
2. Mlle Lockwood, 1870. 

Source (and more portraits) here