Carlotta Guidicelli and Ubaldo Piangi
Carlotta is the Prima Donna of the Opera House. During the rehearsal of 'Hannibal' a piece of scenery almost falls on top of her, prompting her to leave. She later returns after Christine's great triumph in her role, and demands that she have the lead role in 'Il Muto'. The managers let her sing the lead, going against the wishes of The Phantom, who wants Christine in the role. During the performance, Carlotta blames Christine for the interruption, and calls her a little toad, to which the Phantom replies "A toad Madame? Perhaps it is you who are the toad?" After this Carlotta attempts to sing, but emits a toad like croaking noise! She tries again to sing, but is unsuccessful, and so leaves the stage crying.
When The Phantom insists that they perform his opera, 'Don Juan Triumphant', Carlotta is given a small role, which she is resentful about. She blames Christine and accuses her of orchestrating the whole thing, just to get the lead role. During the rehearsal she cries "No-one will know if it is right or if it is wrong, no-one will care if it is right or if it is wrong!" when Piangi gets the phrase wrong. When Piangi is murdered during the actual performance, she breaks down crying and blames Andre and Firmin for the 'accident'.
The original Carlotta was played by Rosemary Ashe.
Other actresses who have played the part of Carlotta:
Margaret Preece- current London
Kelly Ellenwood- 2nd national company
Patricia Hurd- 2nd national company
Geena Jeffries- 3rd national tour/ 1st national company
Julie Scmidt- 3rd national tour
Kelly Cae Hogan- 3rd national tour
Marilyn Caskey- broadway
Diane Jennings- 3rd national tour
Judy Kaye- broadway
Jasna Ivir- London
Liz McCarthy- 1st national company
Leigh Munro- broadway
Piangi is Carlotta's 'sidekick'. He agrees with her in everything, and when she leaves in 'Hannibal' he goes with her. He is murdered by the Phantom when performing in 'Don Juan Triumphant'.
The original Piangi was played by John Aron.
Other actors who have played the part of Piangi:
Stefano Fucile- 2nd national company
Gale Oxley- 2nd national company
Donn Cook- 2nd national company
Gualtiero Negrini- 1st national company
Ray Friedeck- 3rd national tour
Mark Calkins- 3rd national tour/ 2nd national company
Paul Jacobsen- 3rd national tour
David Romano- broadway
Steven Stein-Granger- 3rd national tour
David Hillman- London
Wayne Morbitt- US tour II
Nicholas F. Salverine- broadway