The Metal Opera

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The Metal Opera
Studio album by Avantasia
Released January 11, 2001 (Europe)[1]
July 10, 2001 (U.S.)
Recorded Early - December 2000, Rhoen Studios, Germany
Genre Symphonic power metal
Length 59:12
Label AFM Records (Europe)
Century Media Records (U.S.)
Producer Tobias Sammet, Norman Meiritz
Avantasia chronology
Avantasia (single/EP)
(2000)
The Metal Opera
(2001)
The Metal Opera Part II
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

The Metal Opera is the first full-length album by Tobias Sammet's supergroup project, Avantasia. It is a concept album and a rock opera, and further information on the story can be found here. The album is followed by the sequel The Metal Opera Part II.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tobias Sammet

No. Title Guest Vocalist Length
1. "Prelude"     1:12
2. "Reach Out for the Light"   Michael Kiske 6:33
3. "Serpents in Paradise"   David DeFeis 6:16
4. "Malleus Maleficarum"   Ralf Zdiarstek 1:43
5. "Breaking Away"   Michael Kiske 4:35
6. "Farewell"   Michael Kiske, Sharon den Adel 6:33
7. "The Glory of Rome"   Oliver Hartmann, Ralf Zdiarstek, Rob Rock 5:29
8. "In Nomine Patris"     1:04
9. "Avantasia"   Michael Kiske 5:32
10. "A New Dimension"     1:39
11. "Inside"   Andre Matos, Kai Hansen 2:24
12. "Sign of the Cross"   Oliver Hartmann, Kai Hansen, Rob Rock, Andre Matos 6:26
13. "The Tower"   Michael Kiske, Oliver Hartmann, David DeFeis, Timo Tolkki, Andre Matos 9:45
Total length:
59:12

Credits[edit]

Guests[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Singers[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Finland 36
France 118
Germany 35
Sweden 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avantasia News and Updates". Archived from the original on 2001-02-11. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Avantasia The Metal Opera review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-28.