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Frank Schwemmer

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Born in Berlin in 1961 * First music lessons in 1964 (violin, piano) * From 1980, studies with a major in music education at the Berlin College of the Arts * From 1979, first chamber music compositions * Private composition studies in Berlin and Vienna * Active as free-lance composer since 1983 * Focus on vocal music in close contact with the performers * From 1984–1992 musical direction of the “Junges Theater” Berlin * Since 2001 Frank Schwemmer, in close collaboration with Berlin’s opera houses, has increasingly made a name for himself as an opera composer with works like Der kleine Muck (The History of Little Mook, Berliner Kammeroper/Carrousel Theater), Angela – Eine Nationaloper (Angela – A National Opera, Neuköllner Oper), Der Reiter mit dem Wind im Haar (The Rider with Wind in his Hair), and Robin Hood (both for Komische Oper Berlin)

Works by Frank Schwemmer include:
Robin Hood (2008) adventure opera
Medea. Stimmen. (2007) chamber opera (after Christa Wolf)
Spielzeit (2006) cantata for the season’s opening of a theater



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