the Rock Opera
Based on the novel Dracula by Bram
HISTORY OF DRAKULA THE ROCK OPERA
The idea of a rock opera based on Bram Stoker's Dracula was first presented by Melanie Beres of the Midwest Rock Opera Company (MiROC) in 1995. Don Linke read the novel several times and thought it would indeed make a great show. He had an outline prepared by 1996 and had lyrics and a libretto developed soon thereafter. MiROC presented a preview of about one half of the show in 1997. Many of the songs from that preview are included in the music samples page on this web site. Don finished all of the songs for the show by the year 2000.
Drakula has been performed five times in four different counntries and received positive reviews. The production in Argentina received a stanting ovation.
"This performance was a sensual feast for the eyes and even more so for the ears.
. . . The primary quality of musicals will always be their entertaining value.
In this respect, this production was an enjoyable experience, most of all because the music, and especially the singing, was exciting."
opera] varies from heavy rock to unvarnished love ballads,
the whole being very harmonious and suitably dramatic for
the tale's turn of events . . . The audience really liked
what it saw and heard."
production was awesome . . . Throughout the play the music
added that extra element that left a lasting impression on
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