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At present[when?] he is working, together with his wife Sandra, on a work about Anton Bruckner. A new opera, titled "Der Richter und sein Henker" (The Judge and His Hangman) and based on the novel of the same name, was also planned to be completed in November 2008. This work will be premiered at the opera house in Erfurt. To promote Linz as the European European capital of culture for 2009 he has been commissioned to write an opera about Joseph Fouché who was exiled in Linz.