„I would like my music to have the same impact in future as it has today.”. Hans Werner Henze, spring 2007

This expresses well the foundation's duty to maintain, save and disseminate the oeuvre of Hans Werner Henze. A further important task the composer passed on to his foundation is the encouragement of young musicians, especially young composers. > more



April 2023
Musikhochschule · Köln · Deutschland

Il Re Teodoro in Venezia

Sänger*innen und Orchester der Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
Regie: Jochen Biganzoli
Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Andreas Wilkens
Video: Thomas…
September 2023
Komische Oper Berlin @ Flughafen Tempelhof/Hangar 1 · Berlin · Deutschland

Das Floß der Medusa

Inszenierung: Tobias Kratzer
Bühnenbild und Kostüme: Rainer Sellmaier
Dramaturgie: Julia Jordà Stoppelhaar
Licht: Olaf Freese

La Mort: Gloria…
October 2023
Opernhaus · Leipzig · Deutschland

2. Sinfonie

Leipziger Ballett
Choreographie: Mario Schröder
Dirigent: Justus Thorau
November 2023
Nikikai Opera · Tokio · Japan

Gogo No Eiko




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Michael Kerstan


Welcome to the Hans Werner Henze-Foundation's website! The Maestro's immense oeuvre with all its facets is now accessible online. Please, enjoy surfing, discovering, and maybe you have got any suggestions, an anecdote, an aphorism or even a missing piece of HWH in your attic. Please, don't hesitate and send a mail - we answer as soon as possible.