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Photos of the scenic premiere at the State Theatre Karlsruhe 2006      
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  Piano recital Lydia Bader  
  Goethe-Institute Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 2nd, 2014, 07:00 p.m.  
  Works by Mozart, Schubert, Liszt and Schapfl announcement  
  Composer portrait and concert - Nikolaus Schapfl - "Atlas of feelings"  
  Oberalm near Salzburg, Austria, Filzhofgütl  
  October 3rd, 2014, 05 p.m.  
  Goldegg Castle, Salzburg, Austria - The MozARTE Quintet - August 28th, 2014, 08:00 p.m.  
  Premiere of the Quintet for piano and string quartet in three movements for more information  
        video of the concert  
  Composer Workshop Salzburg August 4-7, 2014 for more information  
  Final concert 07th August 2014, 04:00 p.m. Concert-Flyer  
  Mönchsberg 21, "Marketenderschlössl", University of Redlands Photos of the concert  
  Caravaggio - opera - work in progress - a film by Lothar Riedl (32 min.)  
watch on youtube
  TourneeOper Mannheim - The little prince Opera - in a special version for children  
  Twistringen (Germany) - Su, 27 April 2014 - 15:00  
  Mannheim - Abendakademie - Su, 04 May 2014 - 15:00  
  Recital Cora Stiehler (violin) and Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)  
  01 May 2014, 6 p.m. - Crypt of St. Peter, Vienna  
  Associazione Mozart - Padua, Italy - 15 february 2014    
  Concert Cora Stiehler (violin), Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)    
  Works by Nikolaus Schapfl: songs without words, the nightingale,    
  the raven, paraphrase of the opera "The little prince" page of the organizer  
  Presso un fiume (based on a poem by Giambattista Marino) - premiere poster  
  Atmosfere marine by Paola Ariano    
  Anniversary concert - Mozarteum Salzburg - 17 november 2013, 11a.m. poster  
  Premiere of "Tango" for piano quintet, ensemble acrobat video  
  TRAILER Caravaggio-opera Video  
  Athanasía Zöhrer (soprano), Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)  
  "A great voice sings classical music of yesterday and tomorrow"  
  Mattseer Sonntagskonzerte, Stift Mattsee, Land Salzburg  
  Sunday, 28 October 2012, 11:15 a.m.  
  Works by Schubert, Schumann, R. Strauss and Schapfl ( Paraphrase for piano on the opera  
  "The little prince", Aria of Lena from the opera "Caravaggio" and the Overture.  
  First photos of the film Caravaggio-opera - excerpts (RiedlTV) photos  
  Tonkunstler - Orchestra, Grafenegg, Austria , 27 August 2012, 07:15 pm  
  Nikolaus Schapfl conducts his composition "Caravaggio-elements" at the occasion of the  
  composer-conductor-workshop "Ink still wet" with James McMillan  
  Bergengruen-Lieder by Nikolaus Schapfl  
  14 May 2012, 19:00, Mendelssohn-Society Berlin  
  Soprano: Stephanie Petitlaurent; piano: Andreas Lisius  
  Opera Arias by Gounod, Verdi, Wagner and Schapfl  
  Bad Reichenhall, hall of St. Zeno,  06. May 2012, 19:30  
  Ludovic KENDI (baritone), Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)  
  Tournee-Oper Mannheim "The little prince" opera  
  19 October 2011, Höxter; 15 April 2012, Mannheim  
  29 September 2012, Coesfeld; 10 March 2013, Gifhorn;  
  Concert matinée Mattseer Sonntagskonzerte - Stift Mattsee  
  Irina Rusu (violin), Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)   
  Works for violin and piano by Nikolaus Schapfl   Poster  
  Sunday, 16 October 2011, 11:00 a.m.      
  once more in the hall of St. Zeno - Bad Reichenhall, Sun 13 Nov 2011, 19:30 p.m.  
From "The book of birds" :
 "The nightingale" | "The raven"    
Video - Schapfl plays his Orpheus-Prolog
  Athanasia Zöhrer sings a recital of Lieder and Arias   
  May, 22nd, 2011 -Bad Reichenhall (near Salzburg)  
  Excerpt: The Aria of Lena from "Caravaggio":
  The string quartet "Ad hoc" plays  
string quartet N°2 (d-minor)
  Saturday, April 16th, 2011,07:30 pm in Hallein, Bürgerspitalkirche
  Kammerphilharmonie dacapo München, conducted by Franz Schottky  
  Caravaggio_elements for string orchestra (world premiere)
  Sunday, 15 May 2011, 11:00 a.m. and 07:00 p.m.  
more about the work
  Allerheiligenhofkirche, Residenz, Munich
more from the organizer
  Lydia Bader plays works by Schubert, Beethoven, Liszt and Schapfl
more about the soloist
  20 November 2010, Schloss Stetten , Künzelsau , Germany  
  22 - 28 November 2010, Cheboksary, Russia  
Russian critique
  23 march 2011, Blagoveshensk, Russia
concert poster
  Kulturforum Hallein - Salzburg - chamber orchestra Margarethe Hlawa  
  performing "Marana-tha" for 12 players    Marana-tha  
  12 November 2010, 07:30 pm • Burgfried Hallein  
  13 November 2010, 07:30 pm • Bürgerspitalkirche  Hallein  concert-info  
  Composer Portrait Nikolaus Schapfl - Mozarteum Summer Academy Tanzmeistersaal  
  August 23rd, 2010, 04:30 pm - Mozart - residential house  
  Makart-Platz 8, 5020 Salzburg - Austria  
      Salzburger Nachrichten  
   Video - duration 1h4'  (in German)  
  String quartet N° 2  
  Eichendorff - Quartett  
  Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | Pauluskirche | Schützenstr. 35, Dortmund , Germany  
  08:00 pm  
  Film music by Nikolaus Schapfl  
  The crusader (Der Templer) , 2002, by Sebastian & Florian Henckel-Donnersmarck  
  Brasov State Philharmonic - Dan Ovidiu Chirila (conductor) - publisher: Der Notenhaase  
  Tota pulchra - for 2 sopranos, tenor and piano  
  June 29th, 2009 - Collège des Bernardins - Paris  
  Eléonore Lemaire (soprano) - The little prince  
  Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)  
  Moscow, residence of the French ambassador, ul. Bolshaya Yakimanka 43  
  Concert featuring excerpts of the opera "The little prince" in French with Russian singers  
  Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 07:30 pm  
  Radio interview in Russian/German with Alexej Parin (critic, author - Bolshoi Theatre)  
  on November 19th, 2009  

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  June 28th, 2009 - 12:00, Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, Paris  
  International Congress "La modernité de Saint-Exupéry"  
  Excerpts of the opera "Le petit prince"  
  The little prince - Eléonore Lemaire (soprano)  
  The rose - Mélodie Ruvio (mezzosoprano)  
  Piano: Nikolaus Schapfl  
  Saturday, June 27th, 2009, 3 pm - 4 pm  
  Radio Interview Nikolaus Schapfl - by Bernhard Rosenkranz  
  Radiofabrik Salzburg - livestream  
  Orpheus - Symphonic poem for solo piano  
  •  Villa Becker, Raesfeld, D  • 17 June 2009, 7:30 pm  
  •  University Duisburg • 19 June 2009, 7:30 pm  
  •  Kulturforum Münster • 20 June 2009, 7:30 pm link  
    program excerpt  
  Reading: "Orpheus in all centuries", Uta Wegner; piano: Nikolaus Schapfl  
  Thursday, June 4th, 2009, 08:00 pm  
  PYGMALION theatre - Vienna, Alserstraße 43  
  Literature & Concert starring Michael König and Karl Wenninger    (reading)  
  excerpts from Orpheus - Symphonic poem for solo piano  
  Nikolaus Schapfl (piano)  
  Pater noster for soprano and organ  
  19 April 2009, 20:00; St. Peter, Vienna - at the opening celebration of Imago  
  Soprano: Maria Brojer  
  Austrian Society for Contemporary Music    
  House of composers - Vienna, Ungargasse 11    
  Liederabend - April 15th, 2009, 7 pm    
  Austrian premiere of : "The nightingale" for soprano and piano    
  upon a text by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen    
  Maria Brojer (soprano), Werner Pelinka (piano)    
  "The Templer" movie on ARTE   - February  5th, 2009  
  Directors: Sebastian & Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  
  Music: Nikolaus Schapfl  
  Concert Cycle "Music & Poetry" - Bad Reichenhall - St. Zeno-Hall  
all at 07:30 pm
1 • 
25 January 2009 - Lieder - Recital • Francesca Vittucci, soprano  
Robert Schumann, op. 42, Frauenliebe und Leben  
  Nikolaus Schapfl, Lieder "Wandlung", 5 Lieder  
2 • 
8 February 2009 - piano recital- Nikolaus Schapfl  
  Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and own works - a reading of Eichendorff and Rilke  
3 • 
29 March 2009 - an evening with chamber music-  "The Nightingale" - Irina Rusu (Violine)  
  works by J.S. Bach, N. Schapfl , premiere of "The Nightingale" for violin, piano and tape  
  Nikolaus Schapfl (piano) , reading of Hans C. Andersen  
The Nightingale - Video
4 • 
26 April 2009, excerpts of the opera "The Little Prince"  
  Francesca Vittucci (soprano), Philipp Werner (tenor)  
5 • 
3 May 2009 - Orpheus - Symphonic poem for Solo piano  
  played by the composer  
6 • 
24 May 2009 - "Herzzeit" - Liederabend, Francesca Vittucci (soprano),  
The correspondance between Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann, reading: Susanne Burget  
  Lieder by Schumann and Schapfl  
  New editions of works from 1998 - 2008 at    
Mirabell Music Publishing
Concerto for piano and orchestra - world premiere - October 4th, 2008 , 07:30 pm  
  Castle Leopoldskron - Salzburg    
  Junge Philharmonie Salzburg, conductor: Elisabeth Fuchs    
  pianist: Nikolaus Schapfl    
1st movement - Allegro con brio (13:37 min)
2nd movement - Largo (07:00 min)
3rd movement - Allegro giocoso(06: 34 min)
  watch the video:      
  Premiere in Salzburg - castle Leopoldskron - October 4th, 2008    
watch the other movements:
1st mvt. - part 1    
    1nd mvt. - part 2    
    2nd movement    
    3rd movement    
  Forthcoming paper in the proceedings of the conference    
  Mimesi, verità e fiction, Edusc, Roma 2008    

The Shock of the Old - Towards a New Timelessness in the Arts

Mimesi, verità e fiction  
  Mozarteum Salzburg, Solitär - Saturday, 24 May 2008, 07:00 pm    
  Méditation for Solo Piano    
  played by Prof. Pavel Gililov (info)    
  Vienna, Petersplatz 6, St. Peter    
  April 4th, 2008, 3 pm: Botschaft  (for horn and organ) announcement  
  April 13th, 2008, 7 pm: I belong to my beloved ((for soprano and organ)    
  Orpheus - Symphonic Poem for Solo Piano    
  recorded in the Bavarian Music Academy in November 2007    
  by Nikolaus Schapfl, piano    
  CD available at Amazon    
Prologue excerpt
Abyss excerpt
Prelude for a splendid society excerpt
  mp3-download of Orpheus:    
  Saturay, 17 November 2007. 11:50 pm    
  "The Templer" D 2002    
  Bavarian Television    
  short movie directed by: Sebastian Henckel von Donnersmarck    
  and the oscar-winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck    
  original music by Nikolaus Schapfl more  
  Filarmonia Brasov, singing: Erika Marozsàn    
  Friday, 16 November 2007, 08:00 pm    
  University Mozarteum Salzburg - Solitär    
  concert "Nacht der Komponisten"    
  in co-production with the Austrian Radio OE1 - live broadcast    
  "Orpheus" - symphonic poem for piano solo (extract)    
  played by the composer        
  Orpheus is the myth of recovery through death. Music is the medium by which stones are softened, abysses are opened, glances are given soul - by taking hold of and by tugging the heart strings. Orpheus has softened stones, hearts of stone. He has opened the Underworld. Which love does he wish to free? An allegory, a woman, Music? He is able to make his wish come true,  and does not lose Eurydice forever, but wins her back.
program text
  Serata musicale announcement  
  Musiche di Nikolaus Schapfl e Stephan Maria Karl concert video  
  Alberto Mihelcic (violoncello)    
  Nikolaus Schapfl (pianoforte)    
  Pontificia Università della Santa Croce    
  Piazza di Sant'Apollinare 49 , ROMA    
  Nikolaus Schapfl    
    "Orpheus" - symphonic poem for piano solo    
    Song without words N°2 for violoncello and piano    
  Stephan Maria Karl        
    Toccata for violoncello solo    
  Lecture at the Pontifical University Santa Croce in Rome announcement  
  March 29th /30th, 2007        
  Subject: The New in Art - The freedom for the new Ageless    
  Magnificat (world premiere)    
  St. Kajetan, Theatinerkirche - Munich    
  October 29th, 2006    
  Soprano: Kathleen Casello, Baritone: Renato Girolami    
  Organ: Nikolaus Schapfl        
  State Theatre Karlsruhe 2006 / 2007      
  Resumption of the Opera "The Little Prince"      
  Libretto and music by Nikolaus Schapfl directed by Peer Boysen  
  Sunday, September 24th, 2006, 19:00
Friday, October 06th, 2006, 20:00
Thursday, October 12th, 2006, 20:00
Sunday, November 05th, 2006, 15:00
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006, 20:00
Thursday, January 11th, 2007, 20:00
Sunday, January 28th, 2007, 19:00
ticket order  
  more about the performance (website of the State Theatre - in German)    
  more details about the opera (in English)     
  announcement on    
  Tour of the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker - 2007    
  Stuttgarter Liederhalle - February 2nd, 2007 (read more)    
  Münchner Philharmonie - February 4th, 2007 (read more)    
  State Theatre Karlsruhe 2006 "Opera The Little Prince"    
      based on the story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  
      Scenic World Première, March 25th, 2006, 7.30 pm  
  further performances:    
  Wednesday, March 29th, 2006, 8 pm
Friday, April 7th, 2006, 8 pm
Sunday, April 16th, 2006, 7 pm
Sunday, June 4th, 2006, 3 pm
Thursday, July 6th, 2006, 8pm
  press conference in the Théâtre Michel in Paris on January 17th, 2006  
  at the occasion of the 60th annuary of the publishing of the book Le Petit Prince  
        about the conference  
  60 years The Little Prince      
  Winterfest Salzburg - "Opera The Little Prince"  
  Junge Philharmonie Salzburg directed by Elisabeth Fuchs  
  December 5th/12th/13th/15th/19th, 2005  
  Chamber Concert - in the C. Bechstein Center Muenster, November 12th, 2005  
  String Quartet N° 2 - played by the Gaudeamus Quartet  
  Space Day Austria , October 5th, 2005, 7.30 pm, Hangar-7, Airport Salzburg  
  Performance "The Little Prince" Opera, Young Philharmony Salzburg  
  Radio Bavaria Bayern 4 Klassik    
  broadcasts the Little Prince Opera recorded in the Munich Philharmony    
  Date of broadcast: March 30, 2005, 7.03 - 9.00 pm    
        highlights Radio Bavaria  
  Performances "The Little Prince" Opera    
    September 15th, 2004, Philharmonie Köln, 8.00 pm  
    November 16th, 2004, Beethovenhalle Bonn, 8.00 pm  
    January 22nd, 2005, Forum Leverkusen, 8.00 pm  
    January 26th, 2005, Frankfurt/Main Alte Oper, 7.30 pm   
          more details  
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