It is not always that popular and critical opinion agree, but the response to The Diary of Anne Frank on its recent tour to Belfast, Leuven and Paris was universally warm, with audiences declaring the production superb and the impact emotionally moving, both in the realisation of the terrible situation in which Anne found herself and in the optimism and hope that continues to come through her words.
Nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Opera when on its debut national tour of Ireland (an Irish and UK premiere), this piece had already received an incredible response from audiences here at home. The international tour was made possible by Culture Ireland.
Here are two of the longer reviews of this piece, which together comment on all aspects of the opera, from the composition through to performance.
You may wish to view our film interview with composer Grigory Frid.
Enquiries about receiving this production to your venue or festival may be directed to Kirsty Harris, CEO.