The Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     You won't hear the original Broadway cast's strong voices, but Gerard Butler and especially newcomer Emmy Rossum supply a breath of fresh air to the beloved classic. The movie focuses on the forte of these voices, which the soundtrack brilliantly captures.

Rossum lifts her voice and her audience's soul as she flirts with a wide range of notes, especially in her delicate solo “Think of Me.” Her strong, affectionate tone eases us into a comfortable frame of mind.

The strongest and most emotional section on this five-star rated CD is the longest track. Just shy of 13 minutes, “Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer” includes a favorite movie scene - the passionate trio of Christine, her lover Raoul, and the infamous Phantom. Their intensity carries the listener to the movie's climax, only to release them from the roller coaster of emotion.

Although these new voices may appear a drawback at first to avid fans of the original cast, these criticisms quickly melt with Rossum's passion, beckoning admirers and quickly dissolving all negativity and the rest of the brilliant new cast.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 10 at 7:18 pm
i love this so much!
TitaniEm said...
Nov. 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm
This review is very well written and your word choice is strong. Phantom is my favorite musical and the music is amazing/ The movie and soundtrack offer such unique and strong voices as well. Loved your review. :)
17sp02 said...
Nov. 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm
I absolutely love your voice and style of writing. And I love Phantom! Keep up the good work :) 
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