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DRAKULA
the Rock Opera


by Don Linke

Based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker

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 in 1995. Don Linke read the novel several times and thought it would indeed make a grest rock opera. He had an outline prepared by 1996 and had lyrics and a libretto developed soon thereafter. The Midwest Rock Opera Company 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 the Rock Opera 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."
Louise Ghirlando
The Times of Malta
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"[Linke’s rock 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."
Pekka Siukkola
Kymen Sanomat, Helsinki, Finland
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"The production was awesome . . . Throughout the play the music added that extra element that left a lasting impression on the audience."
Jason Pietroski
The Comment
Bridgewater State College
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DRAKULA, the Rock Opera
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