"Why So Silent" is a song from the musical The Phantom of the Opera. It is also featured in the 2004 film. In the song, the Phantom confronts the guests at the opera house and presents them with an opera that he wrote.


Character Original West End Cast Original Broadway Cast Original U.S. Tour Cast Royal Albert Hall Cast 2004 Film
The Phantom of the Opera Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Michael Crawford Ramin Karimloo Gerard Butler


Why so silent, good monsieurs?
Did you think that I had left you for good?
Have you missed me, good monsieurs?
I have written you an opera.
Here, I bring the finish score.
Don Juan Triumphant!
Fondest greetings to you all
A few instructions just before rehearsal starts
Carlotta must be taught to act
Not her normal trick of strutting 'round the stage
Our Don Juan must loose some weight
It's not healthy in a man of Piangi's age
And my managers must learn that their place is in an office
Not the arts
As for our star, Miss Christine Daae...

No doubt she'll do her best
It's true, her voice is good
She knows, though
Should she wish to excell
She has much still to learn
If pride will let her return to me, her teacher
Her teacher...

Your chains are still mine, you belong to me!




2004 FilmEdit




           ThePhantomOfTheOperaNavbox Songs

The Phantom of the Opera
Angel of MusicThe Mirror/Angel of Music (Reprise)The Phantom of the OperaThe Music of the NightI Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt ItMagical LassoAll I Ask Of You (Reprise)Why So SilentWandering Child/Bravo, Monsieur...The Point of No Return

Love Never Dies
'Til I Hear You SingBeneath a Moonless SkyOnce Upon Another TimeMother Please, I'm Scared!Ten Long Years of YearningThe Beauty UnderneathPhantom Confronts ChristineDevil Take the HindmostBefore the PerformanceAh, Christine!

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