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Opera en Plein Air

Opera en Plein Air

As the winter weather gives way to warmer temperatures, Wise Music Classical is pleased to share a selection of ten 20th and 21st-century operas well-suited for outdoor performance.

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Judith Weir at 70

Judith Weir at 70

Celebrating her 70th birthday in 2024, Judith Weir is a composer whose music reaches out to the listener with a distinctive and persuasive voice. Her operas, composed over the course of more than 30 years, lie at the heart of her output.

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The Operas of Anthony Davis

The Operas of Anthony Davis

Anthony Davis is an award-winning American composer well known for addressing issues of social justice and African American history in his operas and concert works.

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The music of Olivier Messiaen

The music of Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen considered himself as much an ornithologist as a composer, organist and pianist. Inspired in large part by his study of birdsong and his strong catholic faith, his output counts among the most fascinating of the twentieth century.

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Hans Werner Henze: 10th anniversary of his death in 2022

Hans Werner Henze: 10th anniversary of his death in 2022

In memory of one of the most important composers of the 21st century, who died on October 27th 2012, we present to you seven works from Hans Werner Henze’s late creative period

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Niels Rosing-Schow – The music speaks

Niels Rosing-Schow – The music speaks

Discover the music process of Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow, he unfolds, transforms and dives the compositional process and transforms it into 'talende musik' – music that speaks.

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Violin Concertos

Violin Concertos

Peruse a selection of violin concertos sure to soar, sear, and stun music-loving audiences. These scores offer distinct opportunities to spotlight both concertmasters and internationally renowned soloists.

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American Symphonies from Ives to Zwilich

American Symphonies from Ives to Zwilich

G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers is pleased to announce that a digital download of our critical edition to Charles Ives' Symphony No. 4 is now for sale by Classical On Demand.

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Opera for Socially Distanced Performance

Opera for Socially Distanced Performance

Wise Music Classical is pleased to share a collection of dynamic dramatic works for small forces.

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Tavener’s Hindu opera Krishna to be given world premiere in 2024

Tavener’s Hindu opera Krishna to be given world premiere in 2024

Grange Park Opera have announced an exciting project to bring Krishna, the unrealised opera by John Tavener to the stage in 2024, directed by Sir David Pountney.

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American Literature on the Opera Stage

American Literature on the Opera Stage

Discover some fantastic operas from our catalogue based on classic American literature.

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Iain Bell: An Introduction to the Operas

Iain Bell: An Introduction to the Operas

Characterisation is at the heart of Iain Bell's music, take a look through his five operas composed over the last nine years.

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10 Key Works by Michael Nyman

10 Key Works by Michael Nyman

Ten essential Michael Nyman works: some will be well-known already, others are gems most certainly deserving of more attention.

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Six New Operas Premiered in 2019

Six New Operas Premiered in 2019

Take a look at a selection of six new operas from the last year.

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A Collection of Chamber Operas

A Collection of Chamber Operas

Add some drama to your programs with our collection of captivating chamber operas.

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Operas by Kaija Saariaho

Operas by Kaija Saariaho

Innocence — a vast drama for soloists, choir and orchestra— is a contemporary tragedy made radiant through its powerful music and the intermingling of words from different languages. One of six operas by Kaija Saariaho to explore.

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