"PHANTOM," based on the novel "Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux, is the product of playwright Arthur Kopit and composer Maury Yeston. The musical debuted in 1991. After earning rave reviews in the U.S., the tour went worldwide. The Takarazuka Revue's first performance of "PHANTOM," courtesy of the Cosmos troupe, was in 2004. The Revue's uniquely romantic twist, which puts the conflict in the Phantom's heart into stark relief and gives the tragic conclusion a more dramatic flair, won high praise. Repeat runs also gained accolades and there are always requests to see the popular musical yet again. Futo Nozomi, who has an established reputation for her free and easy singing voice, takes on the role of the Phantom as the Snow troupe now presents a fresh take on "PHANTOM."