A glimpse into the not-too-distant future: In their new opera "Singularity," composer Miroslav Srnka and author Tom Holloway dramatize mind games about computerized people, updates, and human and technical malfunctions. Their opera is a fast-paced play with set pieces of the cyber world, combining vision with farce and a glimpse into human abysses. »more«
Charles Gounod’s undisputed masterpiece “Faust” achieved international renown in its “opéra” version, fully-sung throughout. Since then, it has been completely forgotten that the work, which was of no interest to the director of the Paris Opéra, was first composed with spoken dialogues for the Théâtre Lyrique, the third opera theatre in the French capital after the Académie impériale de musique and the Opéra-Comique. »more«
The return to life is the evocative title of this year’s Festival Berlioz in the composer’s birthplace of La Côte-Saint-André. In the second half of August leading Berlioz interpreters such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Francois-Xavier Roth, Jérémy Rhorer, John Nelson and Valery Gergiev perform key works from Berlioz’s output including Les Troyens à Carthage, La Damnation de Faust, L’Enfance du Christ, Requiem, Symphonie fantastique, Lelio ou Le retour à la vie and Les nuits d’été. »more«
Currently in demand: Small-scale Orchestral Works
Do you wish to play orchestral music while keeping your distance from the other players?
From the Baroque period to the present day, music history offers a rich repertoire of pieces composed for string orchestra, chamber orchestra or small symphony orchestra.
Due to the current situation, we have compiled this catalogue which presents a selection of works available from Bärenreiter - Alkor.
Currently in demand: Small-scale Stage Works
We would like to support you in your strategies and scenarios at this time, when under difficult conditions, operas are gradually being allowed to be performed live again in front of an audience. We are convinced that small-scale stage works, whether concertante or in various scenic forms, will certainly play an important role at this stage and have compiled a suitable selection of our repertoire for you.
Bärenreiter · Alkor
...is the stage and orchestral department of the Barenreiter Publishing Group. Here you can obtain all performance material available on hire from the repertoire of Bärenreiter, its affiliated publishers, and publishers in Germany and abroad represented by Bärenreiter · Alkor.
As an agency for stage and orchestral works, Bärenreiter · Alkor represents furthermore renowned German and foreign music publishers worldwide or in selected sales territories, including Faber Music London, DILIA Prague, Musikwissenschaftlicher Verlag Wien, Georg Olms Verlag Hildesheim, Casa Musicale Sonzogno Milan, Editions Henry Lemoine Paris and Rai Com Rome.
Now in Focus
This new publication of “Pagliacci” which has been edited by Andreas Giger is the first edition to follow clear editorial guidelines, documenting all amendments and editorial decisions in the Critical Commentary. The opera is presented in two versions which, at the time, were both regarded as complete: the version Leoncavallo presented to the Italian publisher Sonzogno (one act, without a “Prologue” and “Intermezzo”) and the “final version” (two acts with a “Prologue” and “Intermezzo”), the conception of which was influenced by Victor Maurel, Sonzogno, as well as the experiences collected during the first series of performances. The new edition adheres to the autograph score of the composer as closely as current opera practice allows, correcting erroneous notes, articulation markings and slurs as well as proposing dynamics marks that were not included in previous editions. Additionally, problems concerning instrumentation have been solved.
Georg Friedrich Händel
Louise Alder, Hugo Hymas, Lucile Richardot, Carlo Vistoli, Emily Owen, Angharad Rowlands, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
EuroArts (2 DVDs)
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Conductor: Gustavo Gimeno
Dardanus. Tragédie lyrique. Paris, 1744
Judith van Wanroij, Chantal Santon Jeffery, Cyrille Dubois, Thomas Dolie, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, György Vashegyi, Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra, Cunductor: György Vashegyi
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio op. 72
Nicole Chevalier, Eric Cutler, Gabor Bretz, Christof Fischesser, Melissa Petit, Benjamin Hulett, Karoly Szemeredy, Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Wiener Symphoniker, Conductor: Manfred Honeck, Director: Christoph Waltz
Unitel Edition (DVD)
Due to the corona crisis concerts and opera performances have had to be cancelled worldwide. For this reason, no performance dates will be listed here for the time being.