Music Theater

Mozart, Beethoven – we are proud of the giants in our catalogue. But what about "new" music theater? Here, too, we have several top-ranking representatives of contemporary musical works for the stage. In fact, four of our composers have created such successful new works that they were awarded the critic's prize "Opera of the Year" by the "Opernwelt" magazine: Hans Zender for "Don Quijote" 1994, Adriana Hölszky for "Die Wände" , Isabel Mundry for "Ein Atemzug – die Odyssee" 2006 – and, of course, Helmut Lachenmann for the now internationally acclaimed "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern" 1997.

But we've also not neglected the great works of the past. Just to mention the first editions of "Don Giovanni", "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Fidelio" is enough to assert the publisher's unique status as a front-row publisher of musical stage works. More prominent works kept on coming in the 19th century. Breitkopf & Härtel collaborated for many years with Richard Wagner, and brought out the first editions of "Lohengrin" and "Tristan und Isolde" .

Half a century later it was Ferruccio Busoni's turn to prove his exceptional feel for music theater with works such as the "Brautwahl", "Arlecchino", "Turandot" and the forward-looking "Doktor Faust". Finally, Hanns Eisler's incidental music scores add a completely different color to the collection of 20th-century works.

Do you already know our catalog Dramatic Works? In the various categories you will find further inspiration on the subject of musical theater.

"Your" composer is not among them? Enter his name in the search field or select him under "Composers A-Z." Then simply restrict the search results to "Music theater," "Stage/film music" or "Ballet" at the left under "Genre."