World-renowned, the most successful and longest-running musical of all time, Phantom Of The Opera has opened in Melbourne. The production has been reimagined with new direction by Laurence Connor, new scenic design by Paul Brown, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Scott Ambler and the original, Tony Award®-winning costume design by Maria Björnson.
Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the “eye-poppingly innovative” (Australian Financial Review) new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra. It “remains as visually ravishing as ever” (The Age), and “cannot fail to impress” (Time Out).
The Phantom haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daaé, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night?
Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of ‘Music of the Night’, ‘Think of Me’ and ‘All I Ask of You’ to the splendid ‘Masquerade’ and brilliant title song.
In celebration of being the Official Hotel Partner for the Melbourne season, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins has lifted the curtain on a hauntingly dramatic new cocktail menu inspired by The Phantom Of The Opera. The selection of showstopping cocktails is carefully curated for guests to enjoy before or after the show and is available at The Atrium Bar on Level 35 until 28 February 2023.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary award-winning musical, the stellar line-up of deliciously decadent Phantom-inspired cocktails includes tipples such as Dark Knight ($24), a simple cocktail consisting of Appleton rum, orange liquor, lime juice, pomegranate syrup and black powder garnished with a Phantom rice cracker mask.
Other menu highlights include Ingenue ($31), the perfect drink for those who were born to stand out with its heady combination of creme de violet, bloody shiraz, homemade basil syrup, cranberry, Yuzu and egg white.
While Diva ($28) is certain to steal the show with its golden rose-shaped ice cube in a mixture of Campari, Herring, Luxardo M, smoked hickory bitters, Pedro Ximenez and soda.
For a truly tantalising tipple, look no further than the classic Casanova ($26) which combines Calvados, Apple Pie Shine, Luxardo Maraschino and grapefruit bitters
While Black Opera ($28) features Sloe Gin, Opal Nero, Kahlua and Creme de Mure finished off with raspberry and a sprig of rosemary setting the scene for a moody and dramatic ending.