From the rich heritage of handwritten opera scores of German court theatres, Edition Nordstern, at the suggestion of Prof. Steinbeck from the Institute of Musicology at the University of Cologne and Dr. Nägele from the Music Collection of the Württemberg State Library in Stuttgart, has identified a number of works whose rediscovery for musical or music-historical reasons seems particularly worthwhile. The final selection of the works included in the series has not yet been completed and will leave room for new ideas in the future. It is planned to publish about 20 stage works over a period of about 20 years. Only those pieces will be considered which have never been published as scores before, or for which performance material previously available is no longer usable today. Through carefully edited, practical editions of scores, piano reductions and orchestral parts, "Opera tedesca" aims to create the necessary conditions for a renewed reception of the selected operas. It addresses institutions that use the material produced in performances and at the same time ensure that the work of art can be passed on to future generations through recordings. In addition, music research will of course also benefit from the editions, even if no scholarly-critical editions are intended here (from the website). In 2020, only Meyerbeer's Alimelek, oder Wirt und Gast was partially available out of about 33 titles projected.