Rustan's supports ART - Phantom of the Opera in Manila

 Everyday that I passed-by in Rustan's Department Store located along Ayala Avenue, Makati, I'm always felt amazed how their store designers conceptualized their window displays. This month's concept supports the extended season of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" one of my most all time favorite since I saw it's 2004 movie edition played by Emily Rossum as "Christine" and Gerald Butler as "the Phantom". Not only it's my favorite because of the jaw dropping costumes and settings, but also the real LOVE deeply felt by all characters.

 .. Rustan's also showcased their latest evening formal dresses, inspired by the opera houses, and 1920's fashion, intricate beadings, in free flowing fabrics of beige, ecrus, off-whites and creams.

few more days to go and this most awaited, successful and dramatic musical theater performance, will be experience this coming August 25, 2012. Well hope I could buy my ticket (.. or someone will send me one for free, thank you in-advance!)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as                     ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.  Mesmerized by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.  Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide. 

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”. 

The timeless, romantic and much-loved musical has been honoured with seven prestigious New York Tony Awards, among them the Tony for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards and three Oliver Awards.

 Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses

Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar
And you live as you've never lived before

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you
Hear it, feel it secretly possess you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness that you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night

Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night

tickets are now available at the TicketWorld

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  1. I loveeeeeeeee this movie! It's actually one of my favorites. I've been wanting to see it in Broadway, never did thou. Love the gowns! wow <3
    I hope you get the chance to see it!

  2. I have not seen the movie, but it sounds amazing!


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