Last night was the 184th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s death. It was also the first time the Trans-Siberian Orchestra played in The Netherlands. And, of course, they played their first non-Christmas rock opera Beethoven’s Last Night.
What can I say? It went all the way over the top. From the lights and lasers, to the coordinated head banging and rock posing, and from Bryan Hicks’ narration to just about everything else. It was awesome. Especially seeing four Savatage-members rocking out. (Once a fanboy, always a fanboy.)
And as a bonus: “What Is Eternal” with Rob Evan from Berlin. Rob has worked with Jim Steinman’s The Dream Engine, and I think he is just awesome. He said he was working with Steve Rinkoff, and that they really should release some stuff soon. Couldn’t agree more.
- Seen live
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra with Beethoven’s Last Night at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on March 26, 2011
- Overture / Midnight / Fate / What Good This Deafness? / Mephistopheles / What Is Eternal / Mozart and Memories / Vienna / Mozart/Figaro / The Dreams of Candlelight / Requiem (The Fifth) / The Dark / Für Elise / After the Fall / A Last Illusion / This Is Who You Are / Beethoven / Misery / Who Is This Child / A Final Dream // Toccata – Carpimus Noctem / The Mountain / Sleep / Help! / Carmina Burana / Another Way You Can Die / Chance