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Phantom of the Opera, The

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishPhantom of the Opera, TheThe Phantom of the OperaˌPhantom of the ˈOpera, The  (1910) a book by the French writer Gaston Leroux about a frightening man whose face has been disfigured (disfigure ) and who wears a mask to hide it. He kidnaps a beautiful opera singer because he loves her. Several films and plays have been based on the story, and Andrew lloyd webber made it into a successful musical in 1986.
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