The Angel of Music: The Lyrics of the Phantom of the Opera

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The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most popular musicals of all time, and its lyrics are truly beautiful. In this blog post, we take a look at the lyrics of the Phantom of the Opera and what they mean.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Angel of Music is one of the most popular and well-known songs from the musical Phantom of the Opera. The lyrics were written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who also composed the music for the musical. The song is sung by the character of the Phantom, who is a spirit that lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House.

His musicals

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a British composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a Latin Requiem Mass, two film scores, and a setting of the Requiem Passion of 1422. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a life peerage as Baron Lloyd-Webber in 1997.

His style

Andrew Lloyd Webber has written some of the most popular musicals of all time. His style is grand and sweeping, with vivid characters and emotional storylines. He is known for his use of popular music, often borrowing from well-known songs or using catchy original tunes. His lyrics are often witty and clever, with a touch of humor.

The Phantom of the Opera

The phantom of the opera is a musical with lyrics by charles hart and Richard Stilgoe and a book by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The phantom of the opera was first performed in 1986, and since then, it has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. It has been performed in over 150 cities in 35 countries, and has been seen by over 130 million people.

The story

The Phantom of the Opera is a book by Gaston Leroux. The book was first published in 1909. The story is about a man who lives in the catacombs under the Paris Opera House. The man, who is never named, is a genius musician. He falls in love with a young singer named Christine Daaé. The Phantom helps Christine become a famous singer. But, the Phantom is also a very jealous and angry man. He wants Christine all to himself. So, he terrorizes anyone who tries to keep Christine away from him. Ultimately, the Phantom’s jealousy and anger destroy him and his love for Christine

The characters

The Phantom of the Opera is a novel by Gaston Leroux. The novel was first published in serial form in Le Gaulois from September 23, 1909, to January 8, 1910. It was subsequently published in book form by Pierre Lafitte.

The novel tells the story of a Phantom who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House and exerts a reign of terror over the inhabitants. He falls in love with the lovely soprano Christine Daaé and becomes obsessed with making her a star.

The novel has been adapted into numerous film, stage, and television productions, and has spawned an entire industry of Phantom-themed merchandise.

The characters of the novel are:
-Erik, the Phantom of the Opera
-Christine Daaé, a young soprano
-Raoul de Chagny, Christine’s childhood friend and love interest
-Monsieur Firmin and Monsieur André, owners of the Paris Opera House
-Carlotta Giudicelli, the reigning prima donna at the Opera House
-Piangi, Carlotta’s husband and her understudy

The music

The music of the Phantom of the Opera is some of the most beautiful and haunting ever written. The score is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. It tells the story of a tragic romance between a beautiful singer named Christine Daaé and a disfigured musical genius known only as “The Phantom.”

The Phantom of the Opera has been running on Broadway for more than 25 years, and its music has captivated audiences around the world. Some of the most famous songs from the score include “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “All I Ask of You,” and, of course, the title song, “The Phantom of the Opera.”

If you are a fan of musical theater, or if you just appreciate beautiful music, then you need to check out The Phantom of the Opera.

The lyrics


The Phantom of the Opera is a love story set against the backdrop of the dangerous and exciting world of the Paris Opera House. The Phantom is a tragic figure, a genius musician who is forced to live in the shadows because of his deformity. He falls in love with Christine, a beautiful young singer. The Phantom’s love for Christine is so strong that he is willing to do anything to make her a star, even if it means resorting to violence.

Themes in The Phantom of the Opera include:
-Love and obsession
-The power of music
-The dangers of being different
-The struggle between good and evil


It is about a young girl, Christine, who is taken to the “Underworld” of a Paris opera house by a disfigured man known as the “Phantom of the Opera”. The Phantom falls in love with Christine and becomes obsessed with making her a star. However, she falls in love with another man, Raoul. The Phantom is jealous and angry, and he abducts Christine to try to force her to love him. In the end, the Phantom is captured and taken away, and Christine chooses Raoul.

The lyrics of “The Phantom of the Opera” are meant to be mysterious and evocative, hinting at the dark secrets of the Phantom’s past without ever revealing them fully. They also capture the intensity of his love for Christine, and his fear that she will never return that love.


Most musicals have a similar structure to the pop song: a verse, which sets up the situation, and a chorus, in which the characters state their emotions or intentions. The Phantom of the Opera has a different lyric structure than most musicals, however. The majority of its songs are through-composed, meaning that they do not have discrete verses and choruses. Instead, they follow a more classical song structure, in which the lyrics flow continuously without interruption.

There are three exceptions to this rule: “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Music of the Night,” and “All I Ask of You.” These songs do have traditional verses and choruses, and as such, they are some of the most emotionally impactful in the entire musical. In “The Phantom of the Opera,” for example, we hear Christine’s conflict between her love for Raoul and her fear of the Phantom laid out plainly in the chorus:

“Sing once again with me our strange duet/My power over you grows stronger yet/And though you turn from me to glance behind/ThePhantom of the Opera is there inside your mind.”

This conflict is at the heart of the entire musical, and by distilling it into a simple verse-chorus format, Lloyd Webber gives us a powerful emotional punch.

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