March 11, 2010
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Phantom of the Opera sequel London staged the audience loved the critics severely criticized
AFP, London, 10th -, After numerous twists and turns, the world of opera fans eagerly awaited the "Phantom of the Opera" sequel "Endless Love" (Love Never Dies), and finally world premiere in London theater yesterday. However, the latest masterpiece from British musical writer Andrew Lloyd-Webber has today's reactionary polarization.
"Endless Love" At the close of last night's premiere, audience members applauded, but some newspaper commentators were skeptical of Weber's sequel to his painstaking efforts. "Phantom of the Opera" is widely loved by fans all over the world and is one of the most successful works in the history of modern musicals.
The Daily Mail 0 film critic wrote: "The big sensation? Not exactly. The show is so new and too lengthy to start." It also pointed out that the play "lacks deeply touching feelings."
In its five-star rating system, the Guardian gave "three stars for endless love" and commented: "In short, this drama lacks the tension of the narrative," adding that the costume design As "gorgeous show of parody."
The Times playwright Benedict Nightingale believes the new character's lack of affection is evident in his "drastic change of mood" after he arrived in New York. This is the sequel to the premiere of the Adelphi Theater in London, set in 10 years after the Phantom of the Opera ended, with the actor's flight from Paris to New York.
Ninginggel said: "Where is the strain of the drama? The storyline is just like fencing with Ibsen's ghost, and the characters are overwhelmed by the past."
Facebook users Also started a lively discussion. Weber's loyal fans even set up the "Love Should Die" (Love Should Die) community, to express their disappointment.
Phantom of the Opera has been watched by 100 million people around the world since it was staged and has performed in 15 languages around the world. When it debuted nearly 25 years ago, it also received a lot of negative comments.