In February 2019 at the Teatro Bellini in Naples Gloria Brunis Ringparabel Symphony took place as a ballet. The story is inspired by the parable of the ring, as told in “Nathan the Wise” by Lessing and in “Decameron” by Giovanni Boccaccio.
With the extraordinary direction of Kent Nagano, on 22 December 2018 the public of the Hamburg State Opera House attended the first of “The Magical Pancake” (Der Verzauberte Pfannkuchen “), mini-opera inspired by an ancient fable, which has its roots in the magical North European atmospheres.
Gloria Bruni´s Ringparabel-Symphony, history of spirituality, welcome, respect for life and for the doctrine has thus become a work for music, theater and dance and was staged in summer 2018 with seven dancers and one actor inside the Archaeological Park of Selinunte and in that of Heraclea Minoa directed by Aurelio Gatti.
It is a symphonic poem – almost a work – which focuses in particular on the importance of respect between the different religions, promoting dialogue and tolerance.
Ringparabel was represented in Hamburg, Istanbul and Minsk.
The musical “The Thornbirds” is written and based on the international bestseller by the Australian writer Colleen McCollough.
The musical explores different musical genres, from sacred music to pop / rock.
It had the world premiere in England in 2008 and was replicated in Germany in 2016.
The hymn for freedom “Li(e)bertas” is a composition for choir and orchestra written for the project Weltschal (literally “world scarf”). Symbol of this project is a very long scarf made entirely out of flags of 207 different countries, produced by volunteers from around the world.
Having worked together since many years because of the musical “The Thorn Birds“ and the opera “Cleopatra“ Gloria Bruni became a very good friend of Australia’s best-known writer Colleen McCullough.
One of Colleen´s last works were the words for the song “AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD“ , an anthem for Australia composed for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra.
For the New Boys Choir Hamburg, directed by Jens Bauditz, Gloria Bruni composed the poem “Meeresstille” by Goethe. This a capella choral was released in 2016 on the new CD of the boys choir “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”.
On 5 July 2014, in the church of St. Katharina, one of the most important churches in Hamburg, the composition “Glockenlied” for Choir and Orchestra was performed with the original sounds of the bells of the 5 largest churches in Hamburg, St Michaelis, St Katharina, St. Nikolai, St. Jacobi and St. Petri.
In December 2013, Gloria Bruni’s aria “Angelo di Dio (Angel of God)”, a meditation on Bach’s Air from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major for solo soprano, string quartet and guitar was premiered at a charity event organized by the Phönikks Foundation.
On June 13, 2013, the first Katharinenchorals of Gloria Bruni took place in the church of St. Katharinen as part of the “Katharina feiert” event. The choral was composed based on the words of the Hamburg poet Hans Leip.
March 25, 2007 at the occasion of Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lady of Nazareth, the aria “Ave Maria” premiered in the Annunciation Basilica of Nazareth, the largest church in the Holy Land with Gloria Bruni singing the solo part of her own work
Gloria Bruni composed the opera “Pinocchio” with a libretto by Ursel Scheffler, an important German author of books for children.
Pinocchio is a work for children “from 6 to 99 years” written with the intent to bring them closer to listening to the work.
The work has the patronage of the Collodi foundation.
Rosary Prayers is a cycle of prayers in different languages including “Pater Noster” “Ave Maria”, “Salve Regina”, which is part of the liturgy of the Catholic Church.
“Requiem in Rome” is a composition in the form of mass, written for choir and orchestra and soloists.
The first performance took place in November 2000 (the year of the Jubilee) in the Vatican in the “Sala Nervi” in the presence of Pope John Paul II.
Requiem in Rome was subsequently performed in Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria, Palestine, Israel and Belarus.