What is under the Paris Opera House?

Beneath the opera house, Palais Garnier, there sits a water tank, and some folks say that once a man lived there who had no face. “The Phantom of the Opera” was based upon this place.

When did the chandelier fall in the Paris Opera house?

20 May 1896

The falling of the chandelier is based on a real incident that occurred at the Paris Opera House on 20 May 1896 when a 800kg counterweight fell, killing a 56-year-old concierge. It was her one and only visit to the opera.