Arrangements of Operas

Johann Strauss Die Fledermaus
orchestral parts arranged for Walzerquartett (two violins, cello and piano) Commissioned by Tête à Tête; English translation by Bill Bankes-Jones available by arrangement.
0000 0000 2vln vc pno

Auber Fra Diavolo
Complete opera arranged for 18 players
1111 2100 tmp/perc (triangle, s-d, cymbal, bass drum) strs (32221)
Can also be performed with 15 players using single strings.
Commissioned by Christopher Stewart-Smith for Stanley Hall Opera

Rossini La Pietra del Paragone
New performing version dramatically tightened, reduced to manageable length for modern performance, and re-thought through from original material, in collaboration with Annilese Miskimmon. Translation by Simon Butteriss available by arrangement. Commissioned by Stanley Hall Opera.
1121 2000 perc str

Vivaldi Orlando finto pazzo (English title: Orlando plays mad)
First modern performing edition, based on the sole surviving manuscript in Biblioteca National di Torino and libretto in Venice. English translation by Bill Bankes-Jones printed into the score and available by arrangement. Differs significantly from Alessandro Borin’s subsequently published version for Ricordi, although Borin had access to the OJ/BBJ edition while preparing his. Full score and all parts Commissioned by Tête à Tête for the modern world premiere, London 2001
Strs, continuo

Mendelssohn Overture and Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream to fit around the Shakespeare play
1121 2000 strs (minimum 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli and double bass)

Mozart Cosi fan tutte
orchestral parts arranged for six instruments: flute, oboe, horn, violin, viola and cello (in progress, ready end 2011)

Humperdinck Hansel und Gretel
orchestral parts arranged for 21 players (flute/picc, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, timp, perc, 6 violins, 4 violas, 2 cellos, 1 bass) for Opera Omaha (Nebraska, United States).

One hour version of the opera also available.

Orchestral score arranged for 12 instruments: flute, clarinet, horn, two violins, four violas, two cellos and double bass (in progress, ready in 2013)

Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
orchestral parts arranged for chamber ensemble (in progress, ready in 2013)

Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier
Re-orchestration for 26 players in progress, ready in 2019 when Strauss comes out of copyright in the UK.