When the new managers of the Paris Opera House ignore their predecessors' warnings about the hideous 'Opera ghost' stalking the theatre, it is a fatal mistake. The Phantom haunts the imagination of the talented singer Christine Daae, appearing to her as the 'Angel of Music' - a disembodied voice, coaching her to sing as she never could before.
Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) was a prolific French journalist, playwright and mystery novelist, best known for his Le Fantome de l'opera (1910).Mireille Ribiere is a freelance author and translator. She holds a PhD in twentieth-century French Literature from the University of London and is a well-known specialist of the work of French writer Georges Perec. Jann Matlock is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of French at UCL. She is the author of Scenes of Seduction: Prostitution, Hysteria, and Reading Difference in Nineteenth-Century France and has recently completed a book entitled Before the Voyeur: Spectacles of the Body, Aesthetics, and Vision in Nineteenth-Century France.