(Madame Giry - Spoken)
'Phantasma! City of Wonders!' 'Mr. Y. presents marvelous astonishments! Human prodigies!' Humph. 'The Oh-la-la
girl. Five performances daily.' 'Christine Daaé.
The soprano of the century.' Gone. All gone!
Yes, there's nothing left, nothing but ghosts. But
I knew you'd come back, Madame Giry.
You? You're still here?
Of course we're still here! The freaks, the monstrous,
the bizarre. Where else could we exist but here? And,
after the tragedy, after the master disappeared with
the child, after the fire that consumed everything!
His dream- our dream!
Remember how it was? Remember?
Glistening and glimmering.
Drenched with light.
See it smile?
Beckoning and shimmering.
Like a dream.
(Fleck and Madame Giry)
Every fantasy set free,
Sodden, rising by the sea.
Miracle on miracle.
Speed and sound
Mile by mile
Loud and lewd and lyrical.
Thrill on thrill,
All America was there,
Beggar next to billionaire.
In they came
Chasing sensation and romance.
Desperate for pleasures yet unknown.
Night and day
Pouring in by the hundreds of thousands.
As their every desire was made real.