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The Phantom of the Opera
DescriptionOctober 28, 1873: a young pianist would have had his face burned in the fire of the conservatory on rue Le Peletier. His fiancée, a ballerina from the conservatory, lost her life. Inconsolable and disfigured, he would have found refuge in the underground of the Opera Garnier, then in full construction.
It is thus inside the Garnier Palace that the man, Ernest, stayed until his death.
A character made famous by Gaston Leroux's book of the same name published in 1910, the Phantom of the Opera has also inspired theater, cinema and numerous musicals.
A whole range of souvenir items has been made around the legend of the Phantom of the Opera.