If the Phantom of the Opera is a normal human, how did he do certain things?

In Phantom of the Opera, Erik is just supposed to be a normal human guy. But during a performance he makes Carlotta croak, a piano starts playing with nobody to play it, AND he basically throws fire at Christine and Raoul. 

Is there an explaination for this? 

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    This is a loopy fantasy musical derived from an escapist maudlin novel  This is a case in which the audience is supposed to employ "the willing suspension of disbelief" - in other words, enjoy the show, but do not bother to analyze it - it is all pretend.

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  • 1 month ago

    He had help from his backstage friend Morty. That's not at all made clear during the show so it's understandable that you were not aware of this.

    • Mamianka
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      1 month agoReport

      Everybody needs a Morty now and again. . .

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  • Jolene
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    1 month ago

    He's a ventriloquist, so he threw his voice to make it sound like Carlotta was croaking. She stopped singing when she heard the sound come from her.

    Fire can appear to be thrown by using pyrotechnics, not that difficult.

    The piano, can't come up with a reasonable explanation for that one.

    But you have to consider that Erik (bravo for knowing his name!) is a genius in more than one area. If anyone could figure out the mechanics of getting the piano to play when he wanted, he could.

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