Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Thomalla's 'Dark Spring' world premiere with Lavi, Hybiner, El-Bushra and Diffey from Mannheim
Hans Thomalla's 'Dark Spring' is a song opera with text by Joshua Clover. an opera about four young people under extreme pressure: the demands on performance in school or studies, the pressure to succeed in the popularity ranking in the friends circle, and last but not least the pressure for a perfect performance in sexuality and intimacy. The pressure is internalized. Parents or teachers do not appear in the opera, and the protagonists face the late capitalist demands of constant self-optimization all alone. Performers:
Wendla: Shachar Lavi.
Ilse: Anna Hybiner.
Moritz: Magid El-Bushra.
Melchior: Christopher Diffey.
Nationaltheaters Mannheim Orchestra. Conductor: Alan Pierson.
Recorded 12 September.