Oslo Opera House

The Opera ghost really existed.

Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, N-0150, Oslo

He was not, as was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or a product of the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants or the concierge.

Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, N-0150, Oslo

Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade.

Snøhetta's Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, N-0150, Oslo

From Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera (1909)

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