Exciting News in may 2018:  Sometimes silent as my election as official member of the „Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts“ or my nomination as „Honorary Artistic Advisor“ of Guangzhou Opera House. Sometimes with frenetic applause as the performances of my opera MARCO POLO (composed and sung in chinese language) in Guangzhou and Beijing. All over China it was a sensation in media and cultural life. This three hour opera was finished as piano score in october 2017, orchestrated till january 2018. The staging and rehearsals from March to May  2018 in China  were unforgettable days: Working in this amazing Guangzhou Opera House (built by Zaha Hadid) with such a lot of high-professional collegues: european singers like Peter Lodahl and Elise Caluwaerts and  international experienced chinese singers as Tian Haojiang, Zhou Xiaolin, Yuan Chenye, Wang Yunpeng, Liang Ning... Conductor was Muhai Tang. Amazing the work of the creative team: Kasper Holten (director), Luke Halls (stage  & Video design), Bruno Poet (Light), Emmy Ryott (costumes) and Michael Barry (director of movement).