Antonio Gervasoni

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato


“R”, a four-act chamber opera — my very first opera! — with libretto by Richard John Lewis. Taking as its springboard Karel Capek’s 1920 play “RUR”, “R” deals with the folly of the human race in ignoring the consequences of its own actions. Although it involves a total of 6 singers and 12 musicians, as well as the brief participation of three actors in non-singing roles, it requires neither a choir nor ballet. It lasts around one hour and fifty minutes.


KOCMOC (Cosmos), for large orchestra and choir, which in 2014 received two awards from the IBLA Grand Prize. Kocmoc is dedicated to the memory of Vladislav Uspensky, a renowned Russian composer, with whom I had the privilege to study between 1997 and 1998. It's based on a former work of the same name, composed under the guidance of professor Uspensky in 1997, making use of the same musical materials, structure and source of inspiration.


My catalog, a database of my works containing more than 40 compositions, some of which have been published by Cayambis Music Press. You can browse my catalog by year, title, type and website of publication. Some of my scores are also available online for free and there are recordings and MIDI samples of my music on YouTube and SoundCloud. In addition, you can always contact me if you need help finding a score… of if you simply wish to say hi!

Latest News

Premiere of Alchimia, copyright by Biblioteca de Catalunya

Alchimia, cantata for 7 female voices and ensemble, premiered on April 1 at the 9th edition of the Festival Josep Soler, at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. The work was performed by a group local musicians conducted by Paloma Bascones. The concert ended with a standing ovation and the repetition of one of the movements as an encore. (Photo: © Biblioteca de Catalunya – Oriol Miralles)

Cover page of R's libretto

After two and a half years of painstaking job, R is complete. Based on RUR, by Karel Capek, with libretto by Richard Lewis, R tells the story of a factory that makes artificial people, called roboti (robots), out of synthetic organic matter and how they rebel themselves against their human masters. Click on the title of this post to find out more about R at the official site of the project.

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