In the city of Händel, Halle an der Saale, Henze's late masterpiece about Theseus' wife, who falls unhappily in love with her stepson, will be staged for the seventh time in eight years in March.

The moving ceremony took place in the morning of October 4, 2013, assisted by members of the University, numerous friends and colleagues of the Maestro in the Aula de’ Battilani of the University of Florence, accompanied by some filmed interviews and guitarist Duccio Bianchi, who performed Henze’s Drei Tentos.

Fausto Moroni (1944 - 2007) was Hans Werner Henze's partner for over forty years. In conversation with Clemens Wolken, he talks for the first and only time about his life at the composer's side. (in German. for Italian please change the language to Italian)

Martina Gedeck
Jürgen Flimm
Volker Schlöndorff
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Orchestra of Deutsche Oper

Hans Werner Henze: "I don't often listen to my earlier stuff. But there comes a moment when you ask yourself: Did I really do that? Was I that great?"

Dr. Barbara Haas conducted an interview with Hans Werner Henze in his villa "La Leprara", Marino, at the end of March 2011. (SR 2, July 5, 2011)

On April 14, 2011, Hans Werner Henze received the GEMA Music Authors' Award (Deutscher Musikautorenpreis) in Berlin for his life's work. (In German)

When the Ruhr region was chosen as the European Capital of Culture, its artistic director Steven Sloane immediately saw Hans Werner Henze as a musical focus, a world star with roots in the region and an oeuvre that encompasses all musical genres as well as a wide range of opportunities for children, young people and amateurs, and who could thus connect the entire region.

As part of the Ruhrtriennale 2010, Hans Werner Henze's opera "Gisela" was premiered in a spectacular production in the Zeche Zweckel machine hall in Gladbeck.

On 12 December 2007, German President Horst Köhler awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit with Star of the Federal Republic of Germany to Hans Werner Henze.


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