2010, Lyraka is a heavy metal opera written by composer Andy DiGelsomina. The CD LYRAKA VOLUME 1 is the first in a set, featuring vocal performances by Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz), Tommy Heart (Soul Doctor, Uli Jon Roth, Fair Warning), and Veronica Freeman (Benedictum). The Lyraka opera is the heavy metal event of the century. Never before has there been a Wagnerian Opera approach applied to guitar-driven heavy metal music. In the tradition of Richard Wagner's RING DER NIBELUNGEN, Lyraka's allegorical concept is presented in a musico-literary fashion . The music of Lyraka rocks and follows the traditions of bands like Black Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Manowar, and Kreator. The cover artwork was created by Ken Kelly who also designed artwork for Rainbow and Manowar.