The musical is a bloody melodrama about the frightening caped and masked ˜phantom' living in the depths of the Paris Opera. The Phantom (Eric) lives for beautiful music and is mesmerized by a young and beautiful soprano, Christine. He offers to train the girl and make her into a great singer. Trouble ensues when Gerard Carrier is fired as the Opera House Manager and replaced by the revolting diva, Carlotta, and her husband Cholet. Carlotta attempts to sabotage Christine's voice and in return the Phantom kills Carlotta. Finally, the police come searching for the Phantom. Knowing that Eric would be devastated to be taken alive, Carrier (who is actually Eric's father) shoots and kills the "phantom".