Dracula, having assumed the persona of rich, innovative American entrepreneur Alexander Grayson, makes a dashing entry in Victorian London's high society with a grand ball in his splendidly palatial mansion. Except for people with conflicting business interests, everyone is openly impressed by his demonstration of a revolutionary light-bulb with wireless power. Yet his backers, a secret vampires society, scold his excessive wooing of socialite Mina Murray, the spitting image of his late beloved Ilona, and fiancée of journalist Jonathan Harker, whom he grants an exclusive interview. Indeed, the equally secret order of the dragon already declared war on him, unleashing the Prussian sword-master Hermann Kruger. Written by
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The "Order of the Dragon" actually existed in Transylvania, where Bram Stoker set his novel, and is the origin of Dracula's name. The Order of the Dragon was founded to uphold Christianity and defend the Holy Roman Empire against the Ottoman Turks. Vlad II Dracul, father of Vlad III ("The Impaler"), was admitted to the order in recognition of his bravery in fighting the Turks. The name Dracula means "Son of Dracul". See more
Die Walkure: Act II Scene 1: Hojotoho! Hojotoho! (Brunnhilde)
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