Nosferatu The Vampire (musical)

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Nosferatu The Vampire
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Concept album art
MusicBernard J. Taylor
LyricsBernard J. Taylor
Basisthe silent movie Nosferatu by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Nosferatu the Vampire is a rock opera musical by Bernard J. Taylor inspired by the 1922 silent movie classic by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau.

It was first recorded as a concept studio recording with singers including Peter Karrie, Claire Moore, Barry James (the West End's longest-running Thénardier in Les Misérables), Mario Frangoulis (Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, 1988–89, 1991), Simon Burke and others.

It received its world premiere at the Madison Theatre, Peoria, Illinois in 1994, followed by a production at the Hippodrome, Eastbourne, England, shortly afterwards. The opera/musical has since been translated into German, Spanish and Hungarian and was due to receive its Continental European premiere in Budapest in October, 2007.

A German recording of the musical peaked number 28 on the Ö3 Austria Top 75 albums chart.[1]


  1. ^ MUSICAL - VAMPIRE [GESAMTAUFNAHME NEUE WIENER FASSUNG]. Accessed on August 8, 2013. (in German).
  • Larkin, Colin; John Martland (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Stage and Film Musicals. London: Virgin in association with Muze UK Ltd. ISBN 0-7535-0375-1.

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