The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera lurked in the shadows of the Paris Opera House--a man with the voice of an angel but the face of a monster. His only hope for love is a beautiful soprano who draws him . . . to disaster.

An architect and designer, a composer and magician. He's a genius who must hide his facial disfigurement behind a mask and in the catacombs beneath Paris's Opera Populaire, known only as the Phantom of the Opera. His one companion is his young singing protégé, a soprano named Christine who is drawn to and mystified but at the same time terrified of her Angel of Music whose rapturous voice sings songs in her head while she sleeps. When Christine, whom the Phantom has fallen in love with, accepts a marriage proposal from her childhood sweetheart, the Phantom's heart is broken.