Ballad for Violone and Piano (2016), composed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Duncan Fox (violone) and Vasco Lourenço (piano), at Teatro Ibérico, 8th June 2018.

“Estrela” for Violone (2008), composed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Duncan Fox (violone), at Teatro Ibérico, 8th June 2018.

Preludes & Fugues on the name of Carlos Paredes (2003), composed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Trio JER, at Malaposta Cultural Center, 30th June 2019.

Sonata da Chiesa (2012), composed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by José Eduardo Rocha (Chicco violin) and Vasco Lourenço (piano), at Teatro Ibérico, 8th June 2018.

Ou_Tonal (2006) [world première], composed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by José Eduardo Rocha (Chicco violin) and Vasco Lourenço (piano), at Miguel Franco Theatre, 23th October 2007, opening concert of XII Acaso — Leiria Theatre Festival.

Ária: “Sado do Corvo e Alguidar” from Cabaret Vicente – chamber opera in three acts (2014), composed, produced and directed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Catarina Molder (soprano) and Ensemble JER at São Luiz Municipal Theatre, February 2014.

Aria: “Taking the Bath” from A Conquista do Oeste [How the West was Won] – musical comedy in two acts (2010), composed, produced and directed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by José Lourenço (tenor) and Ensemble JER at Teatro-Cine Torres Vedras, December 2010.

Zeck (2007) — trailer. Theatre with music, after Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck (1836). Written, produced and directed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Nuno Crespo (Zeck) and ESAD.CR Theatre Group+Guests, May 2007.

Football – partita in nine movements on texts by Virgilio [Eneida] (1995-97), composed, produced and directed by José Eduardo Rocha. Performed by Rui Pisco (speaker) and Ensemble JER at Belém Cultural Centre, September 1997.

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Opera in two acts. Conception and music: José Eduardo Rocha. Libretto: Rui Zink.

For six soloists (soprano, mezzo, contralto, tenor, baritone, bass) and chamber orchestra (flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, tuba, percussion, piano and string quintet).

Comissioned by Teatro da Trindade/Inatel for the 2003/04 season (director: Carlos Fragateiro). It was performed by an international cast, in 12 shows (an excepcional number for a contemporary opera), between 17 March and 4 April 2004. Stage director: Paulo Matos. Musical director: Cesário Costa. Orchestra: Instrumental Ensemble of the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. Guest pianist: Nicholas McNair.

Filmed by RTP, directed by Rui Nunes, in partnership with RDP – Antena 2. Broadcasted in RTP 2: 5 Nov 2004, 6 Jun 2005, 5 Nov 2006, 9 Aug 2015. It is the only Portuguese contemporary opera to have been broadcast by RTP in the last 25 years.

These 17 clips (half of the opera) were edited with materials from the JER Archiv. © Jerverlag

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