About Us

Holger Schmitt-Hallenberg, main editor and founder of “Edition Gran Tonante” was born in Speyer (Germany). After his studies of musicology and literature he worked as Dramaturg’s Assistant at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and at the Operhouses at Karlsruhe and Magdeburg.

After he moved to Sweden he started researching the rich but mostly forgotten musical heritage of the Country and founded in 2008 the “Edition Gran Tonante” to publish as many of these works as possible.

His interest in the baroque opera and love of musical adventures lead to the publishing-project “Collection of international belcanto rarities”. Specialists and fellow musicologists are frequently collaborating on the introductory notes of each volume.