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The legend of the phantom

1st May '17

In Paris, the legend of the ghost of the opera began in 1873: during a fire in the building, a young pianist would have lost the his face and his fiancée ballerina would have died. Desperately sad and drunk, the young man would have taken refuge in the basement of the Opera Garnier two years before its official inauguration, and would have never been seen again… Ever since, his phantom would wander around the underground lake of the opera, eating fishes and rats. In order to get rid of the phantom’s dissatisfaction which led him to frighten the employees and the spectators, a special lodge was built for him, the n ° 5, and guess what : it still exists today…

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