Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night
Close your eyes and surrender to your darkest dreams
Purge your thoughts of the life you knew before
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar!
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before
Softly, deftly, music shall surround you
Feel it, hear it closing in around you
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
In this darkness which you know you cannot fight
The darkness of the music of the night
Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me
Floating, falling, sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night
You alone can make my song take flight
Help me make the music of the night
The French fictional writer named Gaston Leroux believed to have based the book, “The Phantom of the Opera” off of a real person.
It’s believed the alleged phantom’s name was Eric or Erik, no one knows his last name and it’s believed he lived in the early 1800s but no one is sure of exactly when. It said his face was so distorted that his mother could not look at it and so she made him wear a mask on his head.
Although there was no pictures of him because the popularity of the book believed to have cause the ruling regime to collect them all. Prior to then there were paintings of him. Circus ads. It’s believe he may had suffered from the Elephant man disease. He’s from a small village in France, however when he was about 6, it said he ran away with a traveling circus and made friends with the travelers. But another story is that his parents sold him to the traveling circus to get rid of him.
That wasn’t an uncommon practice back then. It’s probably they were given a choice of either sell him or kill because every one else was tried of looking at him. Many believed people like him were actually demons.
When he became an adult he left the circus because he found his own knack. He exhibited a natural talent in architect. And by he had traveled extensively all over the world with the circus he knew those who could afford to pay for his skills. He helped designed and build palaces for different kings and royalty all over the world. He was very talented and had a great singing voice. Actually he could sing better than the opera actors. Twice he was nearly killed. They believe it was because someone saw him without the mask as to why an attempt was made on his life. He ended up living in France and helped to design the opera house, that he alleged haunted.
It’s said he listened to the operas from afar. The caverns where it said he sung from were all parts of the old city of Paris. His voice was said to be powerful enough to over shadow the male opera singers.
Heck, they could have put him on stage if he had a voice like that! I guess he was showing them how it was done
There’s no proof that he was haunting or stalking any one. That part was mostly invented or romanticized. Christine was a real person but not an opera singer. Several accidents alleged happened in the theatre he help built but now we know most likely these incidents were caused by jealous competitors trying to kill each other for it was a very lucrative business if one became a super star. And who better to blame for them than the reclusive deformed man? The story grew out of superstitious people imagination.
It’s hard to distinct facts from fictions in the life of the real people but we do know they existed. Most likely, the small village he was from was near Paris as to why he kept returning to the area after traveling the world and seeing so much.