This exquisite piece of music theatre raises the bar for Irish touring opera Irish Times
A vocal tour de force Irish Independent
This memorable and atmospheric opera was composed by Russian composer Grigory Frid, whose own family suffered enormously under Stalin. Frid was so inspired by reading Anne Frank’s diary that he created the opera in 1969.
Vivid and insightful, this dramatic opera recreates the world of 13 year-old Anne Frank in hiding, living in hope, longing for normality for herself and her family. Sung in English by soprano Ani Maldjian, the powerful optimism and unbending will to live continue to instill awe. The focus is on Anne Frank’s original words – her joy over a glimpse of blue sky, the budding love for her friend Peter, her humour and resilient hopes for freedom – all find moving and eloquent expression in the poignant score.
|Sep 10 & 11, 2010||Dublin||Peacock Theatre|
|Sep 14, 2010||Letterkenny|
|Sep 17, 2010||Drogheda|
|Sep 18, 2010||Navan||Solstice|
|Sep 21, 2010||Waterford|
|Sep 23, 2010||Kilkenny|
|Sep 25, 2010||Kildare|
|Sep 28, 2010||Roscommon|
|Sep 30, 2010||Dundalk|
|Oct 2, 2010||Tralee|
|Oct 5, 2010||Bray|
|Oct 7, 2010||Galway|
|Oct 9, 2010||Tallaght|
|2011||Belfast||Belfast Festival at Queens|
|2011||Paris||Centre Culturel Irlandais|
|2011||Belgium||Irish College Louvain|
"The innovative, collective genius that is Opera Theatre Company"
"A vocal tour de force"
"The range of orchestral colour … combined with the solo voice was breathtaking"
"This Anne Frank is a tribute to the company’s durability and commitment … OTC is a valiant organisation with a quarter of a century touring opera to over 100 locations all over Ireland behind it. The island needs the company to continue boldly on its travels"
|Direction||Ingrid Craigie and Annilese Miskimmon|