Composer Thomas Kugler presents "LILITH—The Rock Opera," a 24-song double-CD set which retells the Creation story with the addition of Lilith, the first woman created to be Adam's wife. Coming to life as a spellbinding seductress, Lilith is condemned to Hell by God instead, to join Satan as his bride. Lilith and Satan then conspire to bring about Adam and Eve's fall from grace and bring sin into the world when they are no longer under God's protection in Eden.
A story told entirely in song, LILITH features 30 musicians and singers, including members of Fang Of Love, W.A.C.O., Pigmy Love Circus, Listing Ship, and Soho Vamp. LILITH's singers and players incorporate rock vocals and electric instruments with orchestral arrangements and operatic motifs to create a wholly unique sound and a fascinating conceptual work.
LILITH is Kugler's second rock opera, the followup to "EVENSONG—A Vampire Rock Opera," released in 2000 and staged in 2001 in Hollywood's Jewel Box Theatre Center. LILITH is intended for the stage as well; its blend of music and drama are inherently complementary.
With its witch's brew of hard-hitting rock and classical instruments, the musical style could be called "electric baroque;" LILITH is like a treasure unearthed from a legendary lost period of music, when rock and orchestral music co-existed in harmony. Follow us now on a trip from Heaven to Hell, with the Garden of Eden between!
This specially-priced 2 CD-set includes a beautiful 28-page full-color booklet with lyrics, photos, credits and more!!!
You can play music samples by clicking a title in the banner at the foot of every page, and if you like what you hear, click the "Purchase" link within the same banner.
Thanks to everyone for their generous participation!
Live Highlights from LILITH!
Friday, March 3rd, 2006–9:30 p.m.
The Rosemary's Billygoat Odditorium—4519 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake
Saturday, February 18th, 2006–11 p.m.
Mr. T's Bowl—5621 ½ Figueroa, Highland Park
2-Part Interview/Feature online on Rockwired, KTST-FM, 5 p.m. PST.
February 11th and February 18th, 2006 at www.rockwired.com
Sunday, November 20th, 2005—8 p.m.
"LILITH—The Rock Opera," is released on True Classical CDs!
CD Release Party at the Write Act Theatre, 6128 Yucca St., Hollywood
Please enjoy the music and keep your eye out for a stage show!