El Fantasma De La Opera

March 19, 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 19, 2002
  • Release Date: March 19, 2002
  • Label: Sony Classical
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  • Total Length: 1:10:04
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  • ASIN: B00138JDDS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,981 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

I really love this cd...and you should, too!
lolly
As others have noted, Christine is also very good (although somewhat under-acted for my taste) and all Phantom/Christine duets are well-matched and sound lovely.
Tango
Irasema Terrazas has a very mature voice, yes, but it's just wonderful.
Daniel Pimentel

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Rudy Avila on October 1, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Mexico City has a rich musical culture of which they are very proud of and which stems from Spain's influence in the city. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera was so successful in both the UK and US that it was destined to be equally acclaimed in other parts of the globe. There are German and Japanese productions of this musical and also this Spanish version. It stars Juan Navarro as the Phantom, Irasema Terraza as Christine and pop singer Jose Joel as Raoul Comte De Chagny. This recording is not that bad, but does sound very "affected" and pretentious when taken in its Spanish context. The singers are singing music they are otherwise not accustomed to and I think that overall, they merely gloss over Webber's musical and operatic mixture with more Spanish pop technique. This is not to say this is an awful recording. Irasema Terraza, especially, is a very complex Christine. She sounds more mature than both Sarah Brightman and Emmy Rossum and darker. Her strongest suit is the middle and lower range of her voice. Navarro is a Spanish clone of Michael Crawford and it's evident he was influenced by that particular performance. The music is kept intact and sounds beautiful. It is even better than the Japanese and German versions, whose singers do not commit themselves as passionately to the roles as the singers in this recording.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 5, 2005
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This recording of the Mexican production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is actually quite good, though as others have noted, the translation isn't the best and some of the performers seem to have been caught on a bad day.

Juan Navarro is probably one of the best Phantom's I have ever heard, certainly one of the best ever captured on disc (right up there with Peter Hoffmann on the Hamburg recording). His reading of "Musica en la Oscuridad" (Music of the Night) is simply gorgeous. Likewise, Irasema Terrazas is a Christine of stunning range and clarity. Her "Piensa en Mi" (Think of Me) is performed with pananche complete with that devilish final cadenza, and she also ably partners Navarro with an erotically-charged "Point of No Return".

Jose Joel as Raoul annoyingly stays in a pop-style falsetto voice (Raoul can come off as quite prissy and effeminate in the wrong hands, and this is one of those unfortunate times). His duet with Terrazas in "Todo Lo Que Pido de Ti" (All I Ask of You) is quite good in certain parts, though it simply comes down to the fact that Joel doesn't have the correct voice (or approach) to the material.

Other lead roles are taken by Tatiana Marouchtchak as Carlotta, Luis Rene Aguirre as Firmin, Luis Miguel Lombana as Andre, Tere Cabrera as Madame Giry, Javier Cortes as Piangi and Laura Morelos as Meg.

This recording is fairly complete including the Auction Scene, the `Hannibal' rehearsal leading into "Think of Me" and the complete final Lair Scene.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By lolly on September 6, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I really love this cd...and you should, too! If you're a phan, this is for you. I love it more than the Canadian version!

Juan Navarro is a great Phantom.His voice is spectacular and his MOTN is excellent. He has a deeper, richer voice than most Phantoms.

Irasema Terrazas is a wonderful Christine and she sings a mean 'Piensa en Mi' and 'Cuanto Yo Deseo...'.

Jose Joel, however, is just unimpressive. His voice is very 'pop' and I had to try hard not to laugh a little whenever I heard him. He and Irasema, however, do a very nice 'No Pido Mas de Ti/ All I Ask of You'.

Also, the lyrics don't seem to flow as much as I would like in 'The Music of th Night/Musica en la Oscuridad'. But that's just my opinion (watch the French recording on the dvd, it's wonderful and makes perfect sense).

Don't be afraid of this cd just because it's in Spanish and the lyrics aren't translated. Learn some spanish by translating yourself, it's a beautiful language. I'm a student and you won't believe how my Spanish vocabulary has grown because of this cd.

This cd is very near perfect, I only gave it four stars because I would have liked more songs (Angel of Music?! Notes?! A full Masquerade scene?!!!) and because of a poorly casted, toady Raoul. **Has the greatest Point of No Return recording with wonderful lyrics definitely worth the translation time!**
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H. M. Martinez on November 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Esta grabacion representa una de las pocas grabaciones de las producciones de OCESA Mexico, desafortunadamente por cuestiones de presupuesto y derechos es dificil produccir estos discos en este pais. Otro desifortunio es que OCESA ha monopolizado los musicales en Mexico y por lo tanto aveces tenemos que soportar mis-castings casi imperdonables y tristes.

Antes que nada se utilizo como base orquestal, la grabacion de la orquesta de la version Canadiense, muy buena por cierto, pero lastima que no grabo la excelente orquesta que se tiene en el pais.
La produccion tuvo que audicionar y llamar a cantantes de opera por la dificultad de la partitura y algunos cantantes pop, que vocalmente son muy correctos pero actoralmente fueron un fiasco, esta es una obra no solo de cantantes tambien de interpretes y eso no se logro mucho en el escenario. Irasema es una estupenda Cristine pero de nada le sirvio su fuerza a lado de un Fantasma de origen Brasileño (Habiendo tantos magnificos tenores mexicanos) de por si es dificil de interpretar por las limitaciones faciales, todas las notas estan ahi pero no el sentimiento y para matar mas a la obra contratan como Raoul a una "estrella pop" a Jose Joel (hijo del estupendo cantante Mexicano Jose Jose) que en su momento no tenia ni la edad ni la fuerza vocal para el personaje, en el teatro era casi una comedia ver como ese niñito de 22 años trataba de enamorar a la mujer que representaba Irasema, uno decia: por favor quedate con el fantasma no con el hombresito ese, por Dios.
OCESA Mexico ha hecho los mejores mis-cast de la historia del teatro musical en Mexico. Pero se agradece el esfuerzo y el hecho que hayan sacado este disco muy digno, pero no la mejor grabacion que existe del Fantasma (tambien ronda por ahi una version mix del tema del fantasma en español muy para coleccionistas)
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