The Phantom of the Opera - Legends and Mysteries at the Palais Garnier
The Phantom of the Opera is a legend that has haunted the collective imagination for over a century and has been the subject of many films, not to mention the ballets or musicals whose main one has been shown in London or Broadway since 1986. But do we know who is behind this story?
A brilliant journalist and novelist, Gaston Leroux is also the author of Mystère de la chambre jaune or Parfum de la dame en noir. Fascinated by the extraordinary building invented by Charles Garnier a few decades earlier, he found there the inexhaustible source that gave birth to his Phantom of the Opera. The building is full of technical innovations, almost magical at the time. The beauty of the place, its atmosphere and the works it houses are all anchors for his creation. After a serial publication in the newspaper Le Gaulois, Leroux published his novel in 1910.
A brilliant layout revives lyrical art, dance and all the arts to make us vibrate, with Paris 1900 in the background.
192 pages / 180 illustrations
Éditions du Patrimoine
- Dimensions :
- 25,8 x 33,1 x 2,5 cm
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- Musée d'Orsay
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