Opera
The first time I saw an opera in the flesh was at the National Opera in Munich.
It was in 1982 or 83 the first or second time that I directed a radio play of mine at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation.

I was asked by the team there what I would like to do in the evening and said that I wanted to go to the opera. They had arranged that and I was taken by the editor.

She told me many years later at the premier of my first stage opera in Stuttgart that when I was going up the beautiful staircase of theater I had looked up at the paintings on the walls and on the ceilings and had said that I am going to have my operas in a theater like this.

She told me later that she thought that I was insane.

I remember it somewhat differently.  I remember saying that I would have an opera in a theater like this while eating a wild berry and custard dessert and drinking champagne during the interval.

 

GRAND OPERAS

New Israel Opera THE QUEST TO POLYPHONIA

'93
[the companyıs first opera by an Israeli composer.
soloists, chorus, mid -sized orchestra strings in sections.
Full length, two acts.

Pfalztheater DRACULA and THE BALLERINA IN CHAINS,
a Neo-Victorian Musical for Opera Singers
'94
Full length, two acts

HELP ! THEY STOLE MY OPERA
a comic opera
The imaginary story of Offenbach in Vienna
Soloists,chorus, dancers, large orchestra
Full length, two acts
CHAMBER OPERAS

Stuttgart Opera THE QUEST TO POLYPHONIA, An opera also for children
'90 - '92
three seasons
10 singers for all roles and chorus. 4ww, 4 brass, 2 KB, 2
perc 5 strings
Full length, two acts

Bonn Opera OPERATION MITTERNACHT, a comic mystery opera [lib. Y
Kaldi] '02
4 main roles, mezzo, tenor, bass-baritone, basso.
5 ww, 5 brass, piano 3 perc. strings Full length, two
acts.

 FANNY AND BERTHA, an opera about death
2 sop. 1 alt. orchestra open to discussion
Full length, two acts.

THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM, or musical chairs
7 singers, Picc., 2 perc., 2K.B., 5 strings.
Full length, one long act.
THIS OPERA NEEDS TO BE PERFORMED IN THE ROUND
 


POCKET OPERAS

THE ETERNAL TRIANGLE TRIO an Obscene Opera Cartoon
three singers, orchestra of three
Full length Three short acts
Cologne Opera commission& Wieneroperntheater co-producer v'96

THIRTY SEVEN DEPRESSION MINIATURES
Total of five performers Basso, Mezzo, Violin, Viola,
Conductor.
The violinist violist and conductor must also act.
Full length, two acts.


ORF Vienna FOUR DREAMS OF DEATH '84
The dreams of the blind Samson as he stands between the
pillars of the temple of Dagon.
Basso and Viola 20 minutes


***** = libretto ready, waiting for commission
 


OPERAS FOR RADIO

7 radio operas, among them:
- COUNT DRACULA VON BALKAVINA S.F.B
. Berlin,W.D.R
Cologne
 - SPIELZUEGOPERETTEN B.R. Munich, S.R. Saarbruecken
- SPOT[T]OPERETTEN B.R. Munich, E.B.U.
 



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(Selection of Audio files from operas will be added later)


When I want the singers that sing my music to have a good laugh I stand up and try my best to sing one of my arias.
It always works.

 

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