Opera in 11 Scenes
Text by the composer after Frank Wedekinds "Frühlings Erwachen"
Song Lyrics by Joshua Clover
Dark Spring released on CD on Oehms Classical
"Thomalla's score is always on the move to the next sound-world, to the next change of style; and yet the back-beat of the 90-minute evening is a lament-like, speech-oriented English vocal ductus, that nonetheless allows for astonishing Puccini lyricisms.[...] All in all, a compact, unerringly composed and masterfully staged evening."