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A Night at the Opera (Blind Guardian album)

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Released  25 March 2002
Artist  Blind Guardian
Producer  Charlie Bauerfeind
Length  67:01
Release date  1 March 2002
Label  Century Media Records
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Recorded  January–December 2001 at Twilight Hall Studios, Grefrath and Hammer Music Studios, Hamburg, Germany
A Night at the Opera (2002)  A Twist in the Myth (2006)
Genres  Power metal, Progressive metal
Similar  Blind Guardian albums, Power metal albums

Blind guardian a night at the opera 2002 full album

A Night at the Opera is a 2002 album by the German power metal band Blind Guardian. It is named after the 1975 Queen album of the same name, which is itself named after the Marx brothers film of the same name.


This album continues a stylistic change from power metal into a more progressive sound, with multiple overlaid vocals, choirs, orchestral keys and guitar leads and less emphasis on powerful guitar riffs and heavy rhythms. As a result, drummer Thomas Stauch would leave the group, citing dissatisfaction with the direction the group was going in.

Album content

There are seven different studio versions and two official live versions of "Harvest of Sorrow": two in English, two in Spanish ("Mies Del Dolor", "La Cosecha Del Dolor"), one in Italian ("Frutto Del Buio"), one in French ("Moisson de Peine"), and one in a mix of all of the versions except the English acoustic and Italian (also called "Harvest Of The World").

The song "Battlefield" is featured as the music in the heavy metal edition of the Adult Swim game, Robot Unicorn Attack.

Track listing

All music written by Olbrich and Kürsch except where noted. All bonus tracks written by Marcus Siepen, Kürsch and Thomas "Thomen" Stauch. All lyrics written by Kürsch.


  • Hansi Kürsch – lead and backing vocals
  • André Olbrich – lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
  • Marcus Siepen – rhythm guitar
  • Thomas "Thomen" Stauch – drums & percussion
  • Guest musicians

  • Oliver Holzwarth – bass guitar
  • Mathias Wiesner – keyboards & orchestral arrangements
  • Michael Schüren – piano on "Age of False Innocence"
  • Pad Bender, Boris Schmidt & Sascha Pierro – keyboards and sound effects
  • Rolf Köhler, Thomas Hackmann, Olaf Senkbeil & Billy King – The Choir Company
  • Personnel

  • Charlie Bauerfeind – production, mixing, recording
  • Nordin Hammadi Amrani – assistant engineer, additional recordings
  • Clemens von Witte – recordings (backing vocals)
  • Detlef – recordings (backing vocals)
  • Paul Raymond Gregory – cover painting
  • André Olbrich – front cover concept
  • Dennis "Sir" Kostroman – booklet design
  • Axel Jusseit – photos
  • Songs

    1Precious Jerusalem6:22
    3Under the Ice5:45


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