Johannes Maria Staud's new opera missing in cantu (eure paläste sind leer), based on the acclaimed play by Thomas Köck, had its world premiere at the Kunstfest Weimar in a production by Andrea Moses which will be presented in further performances until December.

Thomas Köck's "journey down the linguistic river into the heart of the darkness of European colonialism as the origin of a global capitalism" (Christine Dössel, Süddeutsche Zeitung) had caused a sensation at the Münchner Kammerspiele in 2021. The "poetic, enchanting, highly musically composed language" had already met with a lot of live music in that production.

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.