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Geronimo Rauch in The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Thursday, 8th Aug 2013  

The Argentinean Performer Has Experience in High Profile West End musicals Ahead of His Debut as the Phantom in September

In a week that also sees the likes of Matilda the Musical announce a cast overhaul, The Phantom of the Opera also set its sights on new faces for the production at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Gerónimo Rauch is a particularly noteworthy name among the cast as the Argentinean performer previously appeared in Les Miserables, meaning that he follows in the footsteps of stars like Ramin Karimloo by appearing in both. Rauch will take on the role of the Phantom.

Meanwhile, additional new cast members include Sean Palmer, Martin Ball, Claire Moore, Olivia Brereton, Andy Hockley, Harriet Jones, Cat Lane and Jacinta Mulcahy. Meanwhile, Sofia Escobar and Jeremy Secomb will remain in their respective roles.

The Phantom Of The Opera is, of course, the classic story of a mysterious figure lurking beneath the Paris Opera House. The disfigured composer hides his face behind a mask and takes on Christine Daaé as his student, though his feelings for her reach the realms of obsession. When she is not cast in the latest production, his brings hell upon the venue.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show has been running in the capital since 1986, making it the capital’s second longest-running musical behind Les Misérables and the third longest-running show behind that and Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 with a celebration at the Royal Albert Hall (a year after Les Mis celebrated the same feat at the O2)

Gerónimo Rauch, prior to appearing in The Phantom Of The Opera, has played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, whilst also appearing in the 25th anniversary show in London and also in Barcelona. At home in Buenos Aires and in Spain he has appeared in a wealth of shows – including Grease and Chicago - whilst also making a name for himself as a singer, with albums obtaining high sales figures.

The Phantom Of The Opera continues its home of Her Majesty’s Theatre with the new cast set to begin on Monday 2nd September 2013. The show is currently booking to Saturday 26th April 2014.

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