In book form and it was even out of print several times during the twentieth century . But the book is overshadowed by the success of its various film and stage adaptations
The most notable of these were the 1925 American silent horror film depiction and Andrew Webbers Musical on 1986
The story take place in Paris on nineth century and is a romantic drama with a little action . There are three main characters , Eric , Christine and Raoul. Un fortuanally they are a love triangle with cristine in the middle .
Raoul was cristine; s childhood friend . He saved her scarf from the sea and since they remained friends.
Cristine’s mother and father both being dead and she lives with Mamma Valerious , the elderly window of her father’s benefecrtor
Cristine’s father was a famous fiddler who played folk music and during her childhood Cristine listen many stories from her father about the “Angel of Music” who is the personification of musical inspiration. Before he died told her and Roul the story of Little Lotte , a girl who is visited by the Angel of the Music and possesses a heavenly voice
Eventually Christine take a position in the chorus at the Paris Opera House. She begins hearing a beautiful, unearthly voice which sings to her and speaks to her. She believes this must be the Angel of Music and asks him if he is. The Voice agrees and offers to teach her "a little bit of heaven's music". The Voice, however, belongs to Erik, a physically deformed and mentally disturbed charismatic genius who was one of the architects who took part in the construction of the opera. He has been extorting money from the Opera's management for many years.
Erik kidnaps Christine to his home in the cellars....