He had a heart that could have held the empire of the world; and in the end he had to content himself with a cellar.

G. Leroux "The Phantom of the Opera"


How Erik is seen by his fans

Concept Idea
© Lunokot
& Elena di Veneria

Interactive map
© Violet

Technical works
© Mysh_polevaya


A man, an angel, and a phantom just as brilliant as ugly, Erik has won affection of the public, his story firstly told by Leroux and then repeatedly retold by others moves people’s hearts around the world. Than what is he or who is he? One thing is certain, passing his story through the heart, we became new, better and kinder than we have been before.

Leroux is short about Erik; he is described through the view light of other characters. As if he invites the reader to play the game: with fragmentary information, hints and accidentally dropped comments just to try to collect the whole picture and to get finally a real portrait of Erik, the Phantom of the Opera

Who's that Erik?

Rumors, guesses, fictions.

Erik's real prototypes:

• Joseph Carey Merrick
• Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin
• Erik Satie
• Hans Christian Andersen

Erik's literary prototypes:

• Svengali
• Dracula
• Rodolphe de Gortz & Orfanik
• Cartouche & M. de la Nox
• Ernest-Jean Sarrasine
• John Jasper
• Charon & Hades
• Bouvard

What's in my name? It's soulless.
(A. S. Pushkin)

The name mystery and its famous owners.


Erik’s journey in historical and geographical details.

Erik's masks

What type of mask did Erik wear?

Torture chamber

Do you want to peep?

Home, sweet home

Erik’s underground Flat: planning, interiors, furniture.

  Paroles, paroles, paroles...

The Phantom of the Opera in quotes.

Sound of Music

The Phantom of the Opera music.

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