Performing Arts of San Antonio is pleased to announce the upcoming production of “Nosferatu”, The Rock Opera. The Production is a collaboration between Vaughn Taylor (Director), Bernard Taylor (Composer) and Paul Tinder (Producer). Performances begin June 12th and run every weekend through the final performance on June 28th.
“C.B.,” from Europe’s leading classical and operatic music review magazine Musical Opinion says of the show,”Bernard Taylor’s operatic version brings unexpected yet welcome redemption to the Dracula figure…You could feel all his pain and anguish as well as his hope for redeeming love…. I am grateful to Bernard Taylor for allowing me a new perspective on one of my favorite stories.”
“The vigorous, wide-ranging music of Nosferatu resembles a lusty love child of a blood wedding between Carmina Burana and Les Miserables, orchestrated and performed with an onward driving force which almost recalls Bernstein in its progressive, narrative energy. Taylor may be about to achieve for vampires something of what Spielberg did for dinosaurs,” says Margaret Sillwood, of the Kent and Sussex Courier.
Other Reviewers include Mike Gibb from Masquerade: “Nosferatu is dark and somber yet with an inherent beauty – eerie, ethereal and passionate.” Also, Terry Wardrope from Words and Music says, “One of Taylor’s trademarks is fine ballads, and once again he does not disappoint with what I consider are three outstanding examples.”
CD, from Beneath The Mask, the journal of the Phantom of the Opera Appreciation Society, writes, “It sounds like no show you have ever heard before. It is certainly the most original show music I have heard. It is very different in style to Taylor’s previous work and any other show on the West End or Broadway, and is likely to have far wider appeal than most musicals.” And Baz Bamigboye from Daily Mail notes that it has “a sweeping melodic score which is missing from most new shows.”
For a preview of the songs on Youtube, visit:
Showtimes for the Nosferatu are Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM.
Tickets may be purchased online at BrownPaperTickets.com, over the phone by calling (210) 557-1187, or in person at 15705 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78232.