A really powerful piece of work. To me, it looks like the reddish-orange streaks are flames, possibly the candles he keeps burning (?), but it almost looks like it's forming some type of cage around him. Which would figuratively be trapping the Phantom in his Hell. Nevertheless, if my take on it is right or wrong, an absolutely beautiful and moving piece of artwork.
Aw, that sucks you can't go to the live show. I haven't gotten to go myself because there are no shows near me. At least with the dvd it's almost close to actually being there. I personally like it better than the 2004 movie a hundred times over Ramin Karimloo <3 lol