rock opera

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Noun1.rock opera - albums of rock music that aspired to the status of art; first appeared in the 1960s
concept album - an album whose recordings are unified by some theme (instrumental or lyrical or narrative or compositional)
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Donny went from writing a single to composing an engaging 25 song Rock Opera which he stamped as "Gasparilla".
Performed by students from the GEMS Modern Academy School in Dubai and based on a tale from the Indian mythology of Mahabharata, Shakuntala has been reimagined as a rock opera with 19 original songs and a cast of 30 singers and dancers.
It also being a rock opera, all the vintage music is provided live, onstage, by Shelley and Cal James and their Agents of Unity Band, which plays all the original arrangements of the songs as they were heard on the Billboard charts.
The rock opera will tell the story of Jethro Tull's life but reimagined as if it were happening in the near future.
Originally a rock opera, the musical has no dialogue and a band of musicians accompany the actors in telling the story.
The result is a wild double construction, combining the obvious artifice of a rock opera with the roughness of a hardcore band, a type that Fucked Up has always pushed against and, arguably, long since destroyed.
Award-winning film and TV composer Alfie Thomas' virtual rock opera -Random Access Memory (RAM) -which features live singers, a rock band, a virtual singer and groundbreaking animation opened for one night only at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Wednesday.
Summary: LONDON: Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters announced plans to take his cult rock opera "The Wall" across Europe and the US, decades after it was originally staged.
The unsavoury looking bunch were set to take part the filming of The Who's rock opera Tommy, starring the band themselves alongside Oliver Reed, Ann Margret, Tina Turner and Elton John.
The rock opera apparently derives the style from their earlier work Tommy and Quadrophenia.