It's New Music Monday! Today I'm listening to The Theater Equation (2016) by Arjen Lucassen. It's a rock opera, played live, with a ridiculous array of vocal talent taking all the main parts.
The premise is James LaBrie's character is in a coma after a car crash, and his individual emotions (Heather Findlay is "Love", Anneke van Giersbergen is "Fear", Irene Jansen is "Passion", etc. ... it really is an incredible cast) lead him through different scenes from his past.
The story works remarkably well, the staging is clever (you need to see the DVD for full effect), the music is a brilliant mix of melodic metal with folky elements, and the singers are just... well... just look how good the singers are: