Nicholas Lens (born 1957) is a Belgian composer of contemporary music, particularly known for his operas. His work is published by Schott Music International (Mainz/New York) and Mute Song (London) and distributed by Sony BMG International.
Lens lives alternately in Brussels and Venice.
Shell Shock, opera with libretto by Nick Cave, world premiere on October 24, 2014 at the Royal Opera House La Monnaie ,
Slow Man, opera with libretto by John M. Coetzee based on his novel Slow Man, world premiere on 5 July 2012 at the Malta Festival, Grand Theatre, Poznań,
Vocal and chamber music:
The Puppet Designer for baritone and chamber orchestra, published by Schott Music International 2006 ,
Wired, theatrical chamber music for harp and soprano, premiered at Beijing, China on 5 December 2006.,
The trilogy The Accacha Chronicles (2005), for soprano, tenor, counter, mezzo soprano, baritone, bass, male actor, small choir, mixed choir and chamber orchestra, Sony BMG 82876 66239 2, published by Schott Music International Flamma Flamma - The Fire Requiem (1994), Sony Classical SK 66293 ,
Terra Terra - The Aquarius Era (1999), BMG Classics 74321 697182,
Amor Aeternus - Hymns of Love (2005), Sony BMG 82876 66238 2,
Orrori dell'Amore (1995) for soprano, baritone, counter tenor and chamber orchestra, CD release on Sony Classical (SK 62016), published by Schott Music International,
Films and film scores:
The film (22 min.) Love Is the Only Master I'll Serve, premiered at the Brooklyn International Film Festival New York, June 2006,
The soundtrack of Mein erstes Wunder, a film by Anne Wild, premiered at Berlin, 2003
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