Mini-Opera “The Magical Pancake” at the Staatsoper Hamburg

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.

Ringparabel in Selinunte (Italy)

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.

Symphony No. 1 Ringparabel

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 Thorn Birds – a musical

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.

At the Bottom of 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.

Quiet See

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”.

Bell Song

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.

Angel of God – Bach/Bruni

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.