operas and theatremusic

Blauwbaard Xynix Opera De makers, Libretto: Imme Dros, Muziek: Chiel Meijering, Regie: Joke Hoolboom, Decor: Douwe Hibma, Kostuums: Freija Wouters, De spelers, Blauwbaard: Niek Idelenburg, Stoppel: Florian Just, Tochtlat: Arnout Lems, Judith: Leonie van Veen, Anna: Fenna Ograjensek,
Blauwbaard Youtube

1982 De Tijd (The Times)(based on Faust) Musical) (60’) – el.bss/el.gtr/synth./drums and choir(protagonists also in choir) listen live version order free copy
1983 4 kleine meisjes (4 little girls) (60’) – orch.+band and 1 sopr, 2 mezzo, 1 alto score
1985 Spelbedervers (20′) – flute, clarinet, percussion, 2 violins and violoncello score
1986 Ur-Faust (50′ )(Goethe), music theatre for soloists, choir and chamberorchestra Listen life version score
1986 Overture to Ur-Faust (3’) symph.orch. (NP) order free copy
1988 Die letzten Tagen der Menschheit (90’) for chamberorch., el.g., el.b.,choir and 2 actors order free copy
1994 St. Louis blues (115′) (Lyrics by P. Binnerts), opera for 7 soloists and wind ensemble + el.gtr
el.bass and perc. listen (from 1st act: “Wat is een mens”) listen (from 3rd axt: “Alles komt in orde”) review in dutch Uhr-score
1998 Gershwin in Blue (90’) (lyrics by Lodewijk de Boer),for sax.quartet, cb, dr, pf, ch choir youtube score

gershwin new york

Someday (from the opera Gershwin in Blue) youtube
1998 De maarschalk die zijn oor te luisteren legde (19’) for speaker and orch. score
1998 De petomaan (60’) – 2 guitars, el.bass, cello and accordion(NP)
1999 St.Louis Blues Suite (30’) – wind ensemble, soprano and tenor score
2000 Welluzz-Nietuzz (45’) – mezzo, percussion, cello, accordion (opera for children) score
2005 Alzheimer opera (80’) 4 harps, stringquartet, 2 percussionplayers, choir of 12(only 6 sopranos/6 altos) and 5 rolls (ten/2 mezzos/sopr/bar./bass) youtube (part 1) youtube (part 2)
alzheimeropera Apple music  score
2005 De vermoeide minnaars (20′ ) (the tired lovers) – flute / clr.Bb-bass.clr./ accordion (9 short pieces) score
2005 Mara and das merkwürdige Meer (35’ )(text:Marcus Orths) for recorderquartet and speaker edition-tre-fontane

Foto Axel Nickolaus, Tel. 01713262594

2006 The Styx (60’) (rev.2007), opera for flt./3 saxes, 3 trp./3trmb/perc./pf/el.bass en 5 singers-s/a/t/br/bs. Libretto by Imme Dros(NP) youtube view  trailer info about opera
2007 Grenspost Zinnenwald (90’) – 2 flt./clr.Bb /a.sx./ brt.sx.~s.sax./fr.h./ trpt./2trmb./tuba/vibr.-xyl.-drums-perc./ pf/ el.gtr./el.bass. and 3 female leading rolls (sopr.,mezzo, alt), 4 supporting roles score youtube1 youtube2 youtube3 youtube4 youtube5 youtube6
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2007 Non Scholae sed vitae discimus  (30’) (Lyrics Sandra Lange) for 10 female singers, big band) (the big band pieces in this theaterplay are published separately) Non Scholae sed vitae discimus Cry Rockadelic

2008 Ambrosia (De Keizer is knetter)(60’) – band (el.gtr/bassgtr/synth./drums-perc.) + tenor+bariton) score Listen: Kwali Kuna   Trailer    Sail Away   Pereyokappa   Civilisatie   Ik ben alleen (I’m all alone)
Intermezzo Kwali Kuna  Ik kan de zon laten schijnen (I can make the sun shine)  Zeg mij na (Say After Me)  Ambrosia Kleine gemene dief (You little mean thief!)
2009 Arias – div. highlights from Operas by Chiel Meijering : st Louis Blues, Alzheimeropera, Styx, Grenspost Zinnenwald, Ereprijs in haar keel, Boogloze Boogpees, Ambrosia (Kwali Kuna) for vocal/piano
2010 Blauwbaard (Bluebeard) (90′) for oboe, strings (1vl/2vl/vla/vlc), el.gtr, el.bass, drums(+vibraphone), 5 solovoices(tenor, 2 baritons, 2 soprano) + female choir (12) score youtube
2011 the Tempest (45’00) Holland Opera -production score youtube
the music of Henry Purcell that was also used is not in this score

and F(ast)O(pera)P(roductions) – video-opera’s
2012 Silconen (4’02) a FOP-production youtube (NP)
2012 Olympische Spelen (3’16) a FOP-production youtube (NP)
2012 Formatie (3’20) a FOP-production youtube (NP)
2012 Christmas Song (3’30) a FOP-production youtube (NP)
2014 Suikertantes (60′) Holland Opera – production youtube
2016 Who’s Afraid of Orfeo? (De Hellevaart van As) (01”30’00) opera for 5 singers (S-A-T-Brt-Bss), Windensemble, el.guitar, el.bass and percussion youtube  & (aria)
2019 St.Louis Blues (115′) (Lyrics by P. Binnerts), opera for 7 soloists and wind ensemble + el.gtr, el.bass and perc.  (new direction by Jeroen Kriek) score  youtube

2024 Exclusive Opportunity: Support the Creation of a Groundbreaking Opera on Alfred Kinsey! Renowned composer Chiel Meijering is seeking sponsors for a bold new opera exploring the life and work of Alfred Kinsey, the pioneering sex researcher. Meijering, who splits his time between Bloomington, Indiana, and Amsterdam, is uniquely positioned to draw inspiration from Kinsey’s legacy. This opera promises to be a thought-provoking and captivating experience, delving into themes of human sexuality, identity, and the impact of Kinsey’s work on society. By supporting this project, you’ll be part of bringing a fascinating and important story to life through music. If you’re interested in sponsoring or producing this opera, please get in touch with Chiel Meijering to discuss this exciting opportunity. Together, let’s bring Kinsey’s story to the stage!”

Music published by Donemus, unless mentioned otherwise (Tre Fontane or Moeck)
(NP=non-published) order free copy at nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl
or send an email to: chielmeijering@gmail.com

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