Actual events and inverse characters
Everyone who has touched The Phantom of the Opera world, who has fallen in love with the story and re-read
the Leroux’s book for several times, sooner or later, asks the same question: “Is it all really a creation
of the writer’ brain?" "No, no - answers an inquisitive reader to himself. - I do not believe it! Erik was real!
Otherwise, I do not play." And someone begins his investigation of the mysterious history.
Gaston Leroux was a talented writer, no less talented journalist and even though a very successful hoaxer.
He seems to play with the reader in charades, skillfully masking and shuffling the facts,alternating explicit
fictions with the events known for certain. What if not a game he offers us from the first page of the novel
claiming that the Phantom of the Opera was real?
Let’s leaf through the old history and see what facts and events took place, what real people found a second
life in the novel ... Maybe we will be able to answer the main question - was Erik real?
Alfred Clark mystery
Fallen chandelier: real story
Mystery of underground lake
Box five: fact & fiction
Palais des mirages: prototype of Erik's torture chamber
Jenny Lind and Hans Christian Andersen: Erik and Christine almost
Christine Nilsson VS. Christine Daae
De Chagny family secrets
Erik: facts, fictions and rumors
Robert-Houdin: King of Conjurers
Adelaïde Leuhusen: Mamma Valerius
Although some articles quotes the Gaston Leroux’s
book The Phantom of the Opera, it is assumed
that the reader is familiar with its content.