Saturday, 10 October 2020

New programme book in my collection : 'Dark Spring' by Hans Thomalla in Mannheim

 Yesterday, I have received the programme book published by the Nationaltheater Mannheim for the world première performance of Dark Spring, a new opera composed by Hans Thomalla with a libretto by the composer after Frank Wedekind's play Frühlings Erwachen.


It is a 72 pages book, entirely in German. It contains :

- the complete cast for the world première performance ;
- plot summary ;
- a conversation between composer Hans Thomalla, stage director Barbora Horakova and Cordula Dermattio ;
- Das Gehabe, an excerpt of Édouard Louis' novel Das Ender von Eddy ;
- 16 pages of colour photos from the rehearsals ;
- the complete libretto in the original English, with a German translation ;
- short biographies of composer, conductor, stage director and sets and costumes designer.

I have catalogued all my programme books on LibraryThing.

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