Hans Thomalla

Dark Spring

Opera in 11 Scenes

Text by the composer after Frank Wedekinds "Frühlings Erwachen"

Song Lyrics by Joshua Clover

"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." 

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