The Phantom of the Opera (1986) by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is probably the world’s most popular musical. Its original production is still being performed in London (since 1986), and it is estimated to have been seen by 140 million people to date.
In 2015, the Finnish National Opera became one of the few companies worldwide to be allowed to create a completely original production of the musical. The result was a production unprecedented in its scale. Set designer Teppo Järvinen and costume designer Marjaana Mutanen based their visual conception on the era of Leroux’s novel but added elements from other eras too.