The Phantom of the Opera

Synopsis: Begins when an opera ghost terrorizes the cast and crew of the French Opera House while tutoring a chorus girl. He finally drives the lead soprano crazy so she and her friend leave. The girl is able to sing lead one night but the soprano doesn't want her show stolen so she comes back. The ghost demands they keep giving his protégé lead roles. Meanwhile, His pupil falls in love with the Vicomte de Chagny, but the Phantom is in love with Christine, his student. The Phantom is outraged by their love and kidnaps Christine to be his eternal bride. Will Raoul, the Vicomte, be able to stop this dastardly plan?
Director(s): Joel Schumacher
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 39 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
143 min

Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you.

Lot 663, then, ladies and gentlemen.

A poster from this house's production

of Hannibal by Chalumeau.

- Showing here.

- Do I have 10 francs?

Five, then. Five I am bid. Six.

Seven. Against you, sir, seven.


Eight once. Selling twice.

Sold, to Monsieur Deferre.

Thank you very much, sir.

Lot 664, a wooden pistol

and three human skulls...

...from the 1831 production

of Robert le Diable by Meyerbeer.

Ten francs for this.

Ten, thank you. Ten still.

Fifteen, thank you. Fifteen I'm bid.

Going at 15.

Your number, sir?

Lot 665, ladies and gentlemen...

...a papier-mache musical box

in the shape of a barrel organ.

Attached, the figure of a monkey

in Persian robes playing the cymbals.

This item discovered in the vaults

of the theater, still in working order.

Showing here.

May I commence at 15 francs?

Fifteen, thank you.

Yes, 20 from you, sir.

Thank you very much.

Madame Giry, 25. Thank you, madame.

Twenty-five I'm bid. Do I hear 30?

Thirty. And 35?

Selling at 30 francs, then.

Thirty once, 30 twice...

Sold for 30 francs

to the Vicomte de Chagny.

Thank you, sir.

A collector's piece indeed

Every detail

Exactly as she said

Will you still play

When all the rest of us are dead?

Lot 666, then.

A chandelier in pieces.

Some of you may recall the strange affair

of the Phantom of the Opera.

A mystery never fully explained.

We're told, ladies and gentlemen,

that this is the very chandelier...

...which figures in the famous disaster.

Our workshops have repaired it and wired

parts of it for the new electric light.

Perhaps we can frighten away

the ghost of so many years ago...

...with a little illumination.


The trophy

From our saviors

From our saviors

From the enslaving force...

... of Rome!


With feasting and dancing and song

Tonight in celebration

we greet the victorious throng

Returned to bring salvation!

I've got them, monsieur.

Vicomte, welcome.

The trumpets of Carthage resound

Hear, Romans, now and tremble

Hark to our step on the ground

Hear the drums

Hannibal comes!

You make my dress train too long.

Sad to return

to find the land we love

Threatened once more

by Roma's far-reaching grasp

Gentlemen, gentlemen...

Rehearsals are under way for a new

production of Chalumeau's Hannibal.

- Monsieur Lefevre, I am rehearsing.

- Monsieur Reyer, Madame Giry...

...ladies and gentlemen, please,

if I could have your attention?

As you know, there have been rumors

of my imminent retirement.

I can now tell you that these were all true,

and it is my pleasure to introduce you... the two gentlemen who now own

the Opera Populaire...

...Monsieur Richard Firmin

and Monsieur Gilles Andre.

I'm sure you have read of their recent

fortune in the junk business.

Scrap metal, actually.

They must be rich.

And we are deeply honored

to introduce our new patron.

The Vicomte de Chagny.

I still can't believe we managed to get him.

It's such a coup for us, my dear.

It's Raoul.

Before my father died,

at the house by the sea...

...I guess you could say we were

childhood sweethearts.

- He called me Little Lotte.

- Christine, he's so handsome.

My parents and I are honored

to support all the arts...

...especially the world-renowned

Opera Populaire.

Gentlemen, Signora Carlotta Giudicelli,

our leading soprano for five seasons.

- Brava! Brava!

- Brava! Brava!

Signor Ubaldo Piangi.

An honor, signor. I believe

I'm keeping you from your rehearsal.

I will be here this evening to share

your great triumph. My apologies.

Thank you, monsieur.

- Once more if you please, signor.

- He love me. He love me.

Thank you, indeed, for the wonderful

words. So inspiring and encouraging...

He wouldn't recognize me.

- He didn't see you.

- If you please. Monsieur.

We take particular pride

in the excellence of our ballet.

I see why.

Especially that little blond angel.

My daughter, Meg Giry.

And that exceptional beauty.

No relation, I trust?

Christine Daae.

Promising talent, Monsieur Firmin.

Very promising.

Daae, did you say?

No relation to the famous

Swedish violinist?

His only child.

Orphaned at 7 when she came

to live and train in the ballet dormitories.

An orphan, you say?

I think of her as a daughter also.

Gentlemen, if you would kindly

stand to one side.

Hannibal's friends!

Ah, me! Not on my dress! Why?

The trumpeting elephants sound

Hear, Romans, now and tremble

Hark to their step on the ground

Hear the drums!

Hannibal comes!

All day!

All they want is the dancing!

Well, the Vicomte is very excited

about tonight's gala.

I hope he is as excited by dancing girls

as your new managers...

...because I will not be singing!

Get my doggy, bring my doggy. Bye-bye.

- What do we do?

- Grovel.

- Grovel, grovel.

- Right.

- I'm going now. It is finished.

- World-renowned artist and great beauty.

Bella diva.

Goddess of song.

Monsieur Reyer, isn't there

a rather marvelous aria for Elissa... Act 3 of Hannibal?

Perhaps the signora...

Because I have not my costume for

Act 3. Because somebody not finish it!

And I hate my hat!

Signora, as a personal favor, would you

oblige us with a private rendition?

Unless, of course,

Monsieur Reyer objects.

If my managers command.

- Monsieur Reyer?

- If my diva commands.

Yes, I do.

Everybody, very quiet.

- Monsieur, why exactly are you retiring?

- My health.

- I see.

- You as well!



Think of me

Think of me fondly

When we've said goodbye

Remember me once in a while

Please promise me you'll try

When you find that once again

you long to take your heart back

And be free...

- Oh, my God, signora!

- I hate you.

- Lift it up!

- He's here. The Phantom of the Opera.

Signora, are you all right? Buquet!

For God's sake, what's going on up there?

Please, monsieur, don't look at me.

As God's my judge, I wasn't at my post.

Please, monsieur, there's no one there.

Or if there is, well, then,

it must be a ghost.

Signora, these things do happen.

For the past three years

these things do happen.

And did you stop them

from happening? No!

And you two, you are as bad as him.

"These things do happen."

Until you stop these things from happening,

this thing does not happen!

- Bring my doggy and my boxy.

- Amateurs.

Now you see.

Bye-bye, I'm really leaving.

Gentlemen, good luck.

If you need me, I shall be in Australia.

Signora Giudicelli, she will be

coming back, won't she?

You think so, monsieur?

- I have a message from the Opera Ghost.

- Oh, God in heaven, you're all obsessed!

- He welcomes you to his opera house.

- His opera house?

And commands that you continue

to leave box five empty...

...for his use. And reminds you

that his salary is due.

His salary?

Well, Monsieur Lefevre used to give him

Twenty thousand francs?

Perhaps you can afford more.

With the vicomte as your patron?

Madame, I had hoped to make

that announcement public tonight...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948) is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" and "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and "Memory" from Cats. In 2001 The New York Times referred to him as "the most commercially successful composer in history". Ranked the "fifth most powerful person in British culture" by The Daily Telegraph in 2008, the lyricist Don Black stated "Andrew more or less single-handedly reinvented the musical."He has received a number of awards, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from Queen Elizabeth II for services to Music, six Tonys, three Grammys (as well as the Grammy Legend Award), an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe, a Brit Award, the 2006 Kennedy Center Honors, and the 2008 Classic Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is an inductee into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London. Producers in several parts of the UK have staged productions, including national tours, of the Lloyd Webber musicals under licence from the Really Useful Group. Lloyd Webber is also the president of the Arts Educational Schools London, a performing arts school located in Chiswick, West London. He is involved in a number of charitable activities, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Nordoff Robbins, Prostate Cancer UK and War Child. In 1992 he set up the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation which supports the arts, culture and heritage in the UK. more…

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