The director of the Salzburg State Theatre, Carl Philip von Maldeghem, announced in January that a new opera has been commissioned from Alma Deutscher. The working title is "The Emperor's New Waltz". The premiere is planned for 2022. "The opera will be a romantic comedy, and I'm looking forward to developing and setting a new story" said Deutscher. The State Theatre will also present Alma’s opera Cinderella as a new production in the coming season. "Already the first performance of the Siren Sounds waltz in Salzburg at the New Year's Eve concert has shown that Alma Deutscher developed a very own sound language", said director Maldeghem. "We are excited to see her new composition in Salzburg and to take the path of creative development with her." Photo: SBG LTH22
Alma to write new opera for Salzburg
Standing ovations at Carnegie Hall for Alma's concert on December 12. The concert was dedicated to Alma's own composition, and included her her new concert waltz: Siren Sounds, her violin concerto, her piano concerto (with Alma as soloist in both), and highlights from Alma’s opera Cinderella.
In October, Alma received the European Culture Prize in a ceremony at the Vienna State Opera. After thanking baritone Thomas Hampson for his generous words of praise, Alma made a plea for melody and for harmony in the modern world.
I am so excited to announce that I can now play on a violin made in 1683 by Antonio Stradivari, called the Bucher Stradivarius! This wonderful violin is loaned to me by an extremely generous person, and the loan is administered by the Tarisio Trust.
I will be playing the Bucher Stradivarius in my concert next week (Dec 12) at Carnegie Hall, which is streamed on the internet by medici.tv
On November 22, a short dance-version of Alma’s new Waltz, Siren Sounds, was played and choreographed during the opening ceremony of the Red Cross Ball (Rotkreuzball) in Vienna. Alma also danced during the opening ceremony. All proceeds from the ball go to the Red Cross.