Fonds Neues Musiktheater
The “New Music Theatre Fund” has been established to encourage new works at the More than 160 musical theatre productions have been realised since 2001 with the support of this funding instrument.
The Ministry of Culture of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia provides the NRW KULTURsekretariat with annual special funds in the amount of EUR 250,000 in order to enable commissioned compositions, first performances and premieres in theatres and opera houses in NRW.
In addition to commissioning new compositions, this fund is used to sponsor the performance of younger and contemporary works.
Furthermore, the sponsoring of dance productions that include contemporary and most contemporary music played live by the orchestra has been possible.
These are the grant applications for 2018:
»Jakob Lenz« by Wolfgang Rihm
»Tschick« by Ludger Vollmer
»Echnaton« by Philip Glass
»Everest« by Joby Talbot (European premiere)
»Der goldene Drache« by Peter Eötvös
»Angels in America« by Peter Eötvös
»Europera 1« by John Cage