Is Jesus Christ Superstar considered a rock opera?
“Jesus Christ Superstar” is a “rock opera” — there are no spoken sections in the original version. Lloyd Webber and Rice pioneered the form and wrote a lot of them, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Evita,” “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
Is the movie Jesus Christ Superstar sacrilegious?
When it came out in 1970, “Jesus Christ Superstar” fizzled in England and was even banned briefly by the BBC for being sacrilegious. But in the United States, it was a smash hit.
What rock star played in Jesus Christ Superstar?
On the original album, the part of Jesus was sung by Ian Gillan, with Murray Head as Judas, Michael d’Abo as King Herod, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Barry Dennen as Pilate.
What instruments are in Jesus Christ Superstar?
Instrumentation: Electric guitar/acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, piano/organ, drums/percussion, bandstration, trumpet I, II, trombone, French horn, flute/piccolo, flute/clarinet, oboe, bassoon, violin I, II, cello, viola.