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Complete rock operas list - every rock opera concept album is listed here, with cover artwork. This rock opera list is alphabetical by album title, but can be sorted by any column. There are well over 100 rock operas released across all genres including hard rock, metal, southern rock, alternative rock, and even punk (thank you Green Day). And of course progressive rock - prog rock operas are a staple of the genre. This list includes concept albums that may not have been specifically portrayed as "Rock Operas" by the bands or artists, such as Rush's 2112, but fit the Rock Opera format as a narrative piece with characters.

What examples of rock operas? Well, there's the original and perhaps the most famous one: The Who's iconic ode to the healing power of music in Tommy. This deaf, dumb and blind kid who witnessed murder as a youth was rescued by the music and the pinball wizard became a legend. This is just one of the many examples of amazing rock operas that have existed since the 1960s at the advent of the mainstream rock movement. 

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01011001 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All Rock Operas
01011001 Ayreon

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2112 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All Rock Operas
2112 Rush

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21st Century Breakdown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All Rock Operas

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Abigail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All Rock Operas
Abigail King Diamond

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Abigail II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All Rock Operas

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Act I: The Lake South, The Riv... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All Rock Operas

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Act II: The Father of Death is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All Rock Operas

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Act II: The Meaning of, and Al... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All Rock Operas

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Act III: Life and Death is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All Rock Operas
Act III: Life and Death The Dear Hunter

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AD/BC: A Rock Opera is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All Rock Operas
AD/BC: A Rock Opera

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American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All Rock Operas
American Idiot Green Day

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Angel of Babylon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All Rock Operas
Angel of Babylon Avantasia

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Arthur (or The Decline and Fal... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All Rock Operas

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Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All Rock Operas
Avantasia

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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All Rock Operas
Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf

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Beethoven's Last Night is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All Rock Operas
Beethoven's Last Night Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Beyond Hell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All Rock Operas

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The Black Halo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All Rock Operas
The Black Halo Kamelot, Shagrath

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The Black Parade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All Rock Operas
The Black Parade My Chemical Romance

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The Black Rider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All Rock Operas
The Black Rider

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Blows Against the Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All Rock Operas
Blows Against the Empire Jefferson Starship, Paul Kantner

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The Boy Who Heard Music is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All Rock Operas
The Boy Who Heard Music

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Chemical Warfare Brigade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All Rock Operas
Chemical Warfare Brigade

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Chess (2001 Danish tour cast) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All Rock Operas
Chess (2001 Danish tour cast)

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The Christmas Attic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All Rock Operas
The Christmas Attic Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Christmas Eve and Other Storie... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All Rock Operas
Christmas Eve and Other Stories Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Rock Operas
Conspiracy Junior M.A.F.I.A.

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Contemplating the Engine Room is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Rock Operas

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Crack the Skye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Rock Operas
Crack the Skye Mastodon

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The Crane Wife is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Rock Operas
The Crane Wife The Decemberists

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The Crimson Idol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Rock Operas
The Crimson Idol W.A.S.P.

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Dance of the Vampires is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Rock Operas
Dance of the Vampires

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Days of Rising Doom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Rock Operas

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Dead Winter Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Rock Operas
Dead Winter Dead Savatage

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The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Rock Operas
The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi The Receiving End of Sirens

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Elodia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Rock Operas
Elodia Lacrimosa

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Elven Manuscript is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Rock Operas
Elven Manuscript Epidemia

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Epica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Rock Operas
Epica Kamelot

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Evita (The Motion Picture Musi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Rock Operas
Evita (The Motion Picture Music Soundtrack)

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Excalibur is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Rock Operas
Excalibur Grave Digger

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The Eye is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Rock Operas
The Eye

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The Final Cut is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Rock Operas
The Final Cut Pink Floyd

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Frances the Mute is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Rock Operas
Frances the Mute The Mars Volta

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From the Inside is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Rock Operas
From the Inside Alice Cooper

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Get 'Em Out by Friday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Rock Operas
Get 'Em Out by Friday

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Give Me Your Soul… Please is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Rock Operas

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God in Three Persons is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Rock Operas
God in Three Persons The Residents

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The Graveyard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Rock Operas
The Graveyard King Diamond

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Greendale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Rock Operas
Greendale Neil Young, Crazy Horse

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The Hazards of Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Rock Operas
The Hazards of Love The Decemberists