Tag Archives: rock opera

ALAN SIMON – Chouans

August 19, 2019

The Right Honourable 2019 Royalist uprising as rock opera renders revisiting history a risky yet rapturous trip. Regularly inhabiting the world of legends with his “Excalibur” endeavor and occasionally venturing far into the past, as proved, Alan Simon’s no stranger … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur: The Ladies Of The Lake

February 7, 2019

The Right Honourable 2018 Out of Arthurian lore, mythical heroines come to the fore of French artist’s series of rock arias. It’s a dangerous business in today’s politically correct climate to be singling out female participants of a particular project … Continue reading

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CRYPTIC NATURE – Pandor

September 3, 2018

Rock Company 2017 Fantasy-styled rock opera that fascinates without fulfilling its no-frills prophesy. Unicorns and dragons are most captivating creatures, ethereal and muscular at the same time, that, when projected onto musical canvas, can lend themselves to new-age and power … Continue reading

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AYREON – Ayreon Universe

April 14, 2018

Mascot 2018 Cosmic escapism brought back to mortal soil for an all-encompassing journey through space and time and an ultimate triumph. Stage representation of Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s concepts always seemed problematic: given their writer’s creative vision which is bound to … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur IV: The Dark Age Of The Dragon

January 21, 2018

Baba├»ka 2017 New chapter of Arthurian saga brings a half-full cup of wonder to the Round Table. After a five-year hiatus Alan Simon returns to the cycle he had started two decades earlier with what was planned as another spin … Continue reading

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