The Classical Conspiracy is the first live album by the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. The live show also included a 40-piece orchestra and a 30-piece choir. It has been released on May 8, 2009 through Nuclear Blast Records.
EPICA - The Classical Conspiracy is in many ways a fantastic live CD, but at the same timethere are parts that can be hard to listen to. The music is fantastic (a little cheesy at times)but the mix of orchestra, choir and metal is pulled off without a hitch. But (and it's a big onein my boo... ()
On June 14, 2008, this became reality when they collaborated with a full orchestra and choir in Miskolc, Hungary, during the Miskolc International Opera Festival. The band performed a 45-minute set of metal adaptations of classical songs and movie soundtracks, accompanied by the orchestra and choir, as well as symphonic versions of its own songs. The end result is The Classical Conspiracy, a double live album commemorating the event.