The Phantom Of The Opera Gala Night: A Masquerade At Istana Budaya
Theatrically-dressed guests half disguised in feather masks were a sight to behold at the gala night of The Phantom of The Opera, in the gleaming Istana Budaya. The play, which has been staged for 3 decades now, marked its Malaysian debut with a fitting grandeur, from a mysterious and travelling chandelier suspended above audiences, to the 1911 Parisian costumery worn by the cast.
Red carpet arrivals proved a vantage point for finely-dressed VIPs the likes of musicians Zee Avi and Najwa Mahiaddin. The play opened with a stage centrepiece, of a large object draped with cloth named emblazoned 'chandelier', clueing audiences in on the fixture of the opera.
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