Nicholas Lens

 


Nicholas Lens’ works are published

by Schott Music (Mainz/NY) and Mute Song Ltd (London)

and distributed by Universal Music Company and Sony/BMG









New releases

•  Shell Shock -DOUBLE CD

  opera

opera by Nicholas Lens

libretto, Nick Cave

double CD release out now  by Universal Music Company

download at Apple iTunes.


physical (booklet with 64 pages libretto Nick Cave in 4 languages)

order here AMAZON  -AMAZON JAPAN -FNAC  -PROXIS  -STANDAARD

-CD UNIVERSE -RED EYE RECORDS  -MONDADORI -ARU -PLATO -JPC


Listen to a fragment on YouTube.

Listen to another fragment on YouTube





  1. 100 phrases tonales simples, petites études et

exercises pour piano -Vol. 1 (1-50) and 2  (51-100)

publishing piano book in print

order online at SCHOTT MUSIC

(in French, German and English version)


Listen to a fragment on YouTube

Listen to another fragment on YouTube









Work in final preparation

  1.   C o s t e l l o

    t h i s   b o d y   t h a t   I   a m

opera by Nicholas Lens

libretto, John M. Coetzee

based on the novel Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

world premiere (dates and location) will be announced soon





  1.   Venticinque movimenti per Contrabbasso solo

     Nicholas Lens

sheet music publication

release by Schott expected June 2017




  1.   R .


opera




Recent works

•  Shell Shock 

     A Requiem of War

opera by Nicholas Lens

libretto, Nick Cave

world premiere performances 24.10 > 02.11.2014

commissioned by Peter de Caluwe, Royal Opera House La Monnaie    

        stage director & choreography, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

        stage designer, Eugenio Swarcer

        costume designer, Khanh Le Thanh

        conductor, Koen Kessels

        chorus master, Martino Faggiani

        soprano, Claron McFadden

        mezzo-soprano, Sara Fulgoni

        counter, Gerald Thompson

        tenor, Ed Lyon

        bass/baritone, Mark Steven Doss

        boys soprano, Gabriel Kuti - Theo Lally - Gabriel Crozier

        choir & orchestra Royal Opera House La Monnaie   


published by Mute Ltd, London

double CD  by Universal Music Company

download at Apple iTunes.

physical (booklet with 64 pages libretto Nick Cave in 4 languages)

order here AMAZON  -AMAZON JAPAN -FNAC  -PROXIS  -STANDAARD

-CD UNIVERSE -RED EYE RECORDS  -MONDADORI -ARU -PLATO


Listen to a fragment on YouTube.

Listen to another fragment on YouTube


new series of live performances expected  in 2018






  1.         Slow Man

opera by Nicholas Lens

libretto by John M. Coetzee based on his novel Slow Man,

world premiere performances 5.07 > 8.07.2012 the Malta Festival,

Grand Theatre, Poznań

        commissioned by Michal Merczynski & Kasia Törz, Malta Festival

        stage director, Maja Kleczewska

        stage designer, Wojciech Pus

        conductor, Bassem Akiki

        Marijana, Claron McFadden

        Elizabeth Costello, Lani Poulson

        Paul Rayment, Mark S. Doss

        choir & orchestra Grand Opera Theatr Wielki


Excerpt aria ‘Coitus with a stranger’

Teaser live performance

Aria ‘A Blind Woman’ -studio version

Aria ‘ Pain is Nothing’ -studio version








Archived works

  1. Love Is the Only Master I'll Serve,

   film (22 min.)

   written & directed by Nicholas Lens

   with Louise Peterhoff, Claron McFadden and Clara-Lane Lens

   world premiere Brooklyn IFF

   New York, June 2006

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn1Zi6NBjvk&list=PLLYJW7rOzTuWVwDMG4PAL1O1a7AxCvFD3


  1. The Puppet Designer for baritone and chamber orchestra, published by Schott Music 2006


• Historium, soundtrack 2012 (Brussels Philharmonic)


  1. Wired You Xian, theatrical chamber music for harp and soprano,

   world premiere 5 December 2006 Beijing, China


  1. The music drama and trilogy The Accacha Chronicles (2005) for soprano, tenor, counter, mezzo soprano, baritone, bass, 

small choir, mixed choir and chamber orchestra, Sony BMG 82876 66239 2, published by Schott Music

    part I: Flamma Flamma – The Fire Requiem (1994), Sony Classical SK 66293

                                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FY5HzxQK9U

    part II: Terra Terra – The Aquarius Era (1999), BMG Classics 74321 697182

    part III: Amor Aeternus – Hymns of Love (2005), Sony BMG 82876 66238 2


  1. Mein erstes Wunder, soundtrack, film by Anne Wild, world premiere Berlin, 2003


  1. Was Hast Du Mit Meinem Herz Getan? (soundtrack “Marie-Antoinette” a film by Irma Achten, prod. K. Kasander)

premiere Rotterdam FilmFestival1995, for soprano, baritone, counter tenor and chamber orchestra, CD release

on Sony Classical (SK 62016), published by Schott Music Mainz


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works available for hire at Schott Music Publishing                

                  

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