Braunschweiger Zeitung, 11 march 2013, excerpt:

The music of Nikolaus Schapfl is demanding and has nothing to do with Mozartian lightness or light belcanto, but rather is an entirely modern opera that puts dialogue front and center. (…) Only the song “When Someone Loves a Flower,” which the children, gesturing broadly, sing together with actress Tanja Hamley, and the duettino, or short duet, based on the oft-celebrated standard quotation from the Little Prince “One only sees well with the heart” can be called lyrical (…) That the concept works was seen above all in the stillness that reigned in the concert hall. Despite the difficult music…”