Opera / Music Theatre
Nine full-length works from chamber opera like SALOME PRINIPLE to large opera like MARCO POLO or SIGNALMAN THIEL. The concept behind is „bringing Cinema to the stage“: a thrilling storytelling with orchestra, singing, acting, pictures & dancing - a synthesis of arts.
- MARCO POLO Opera
- SIGNALMAN THIEL Opera in eight chapters
- PRINCE PUECKLER I am a child of fantasy - Opera
- ORBE ROTUNDO. A Scene of pictures about of life & death for soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra
- THE SALOME - Principle chamber opera after Oscar Wilde
- KRABAT - THE CREATION OF THE WORLD Ballet opera with choir and orchestra
European premiere: OPER "MARCO POLO" in Milan and GenovaFrom September 22 to October 1, the European premiere of my opera "MARCO POLO", composed in Chinese and commissioned by the Chinese government, took place in Milano and Genova (Italy). After the three productions in China this European tour was now a successful test.
composing composing composingCOMPOSING, COMPOSING, COMPOSING..... A lot of new works, new performances are the joy in composers life!
MARCO POLO – a monumental opera in Guangzhou & BeijingExciting 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.
Turbulent and wild..... but a creative summer 2017During my intense work with Chinese language, culture and history while composing the MARCO POLO opera, some very personal insights also happened. For example, the Chinese proverb: "If the roots are deep, the wind is not to be feared". In fact, even impossible things can be accomplished if everything is deeply rooted in one's own will and nature.
- 23. Nov 2019
FIVE ROSES Premiere in Regensburg23rd of November 11.2019 Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik Regensburg Worldpremiere: FIVE ROSES. 5 Lieder für Tiefe Stimme und Orgel, mit Christian Maria Schmidt (Bass) und Stefan Baier (Orgel)
- 24. Nov 2019
Vilsmaier-Medley in Philharmonic Hall / Gasteig in Munich with FILMFONIKEROn Sunday, 24.11.2019 at 19:00 the "MOVIE NIGHT 2019" of the orchestra FILMFONIKER will take place in the Philharmonie München/Gasteig. In addition to film music from Harry Potter, Gladiator, Der Fall Collini and others, the focus will be on two anniversaries: filmmaker Joseph Vilsmaier turns 80, and composer Christian Bruhn turns 85. In honour of Joseph Vilsmaier, my medley with music from Herbstmilch, Stalingrad, Rama Dama, Schlafes Bruder will be heard (live on screen). The conductor is Ingo P. Stefans.
- 24. Nov 2019
AUS ABGRUNDTIEFER FINSTERNIS Psalm 88Sunday, 24th of november 2019 1at 4 p.m.at Michaelskirche München: Worldpremiere AUS ABGRUNDTIEFER FINSTERNIS - Psalm 88 vocal soloist, choir and orchestra, „Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst“ zum 75. Jahrestag der Zerstörung von St. Michael in München mit: Bettina Kühne, Sopran Birgit Rolla, Alt Markus Zeitler, Tenor Sebastian Myrus, Bass Chor und Orchester St. Michael Solovioline: Peter Riehm Leitung: Chordirektor Dr. Frank Höndgen
- 27. Nov 2019
LETTERS TO LEOPOLD27th of November.2019 Augsburg: „…und bin Ewig, Ihr gehorsamster Sohn“. Fragmente & Reflexionen für Knabenstimme, Klarinette (Bassklarinette), Violine, Violoncello und zwei Schlagzeuger in the context of concerts LETTERS TO LEOPOLD zum 300. Geburtstag von Leopold Mozart, First Pfremiere with the „MEHR MUSIK! Ensemble“
- 14. Dec 2019
JI YING in Kaohsiung Taiwan14th of december 2020 in Kaohsiung/Taiwan in NCPA National Center Performing Arts: WuWei (Sheng) ius performing JI YING for Sheng and Chinese Orchestra, conducted by Jasen Kuo
Catalogue of Works - Opera / Music Theatre