Anne Frank's Diary (Opera)
presented by Opera Piccola of Israel and Opera in Williamsburg, with Israeli-American Soprano Ayelet Cohen and Virginia pianist Johanna Kvam.
Williamsburg Regional Library
February 6, 2019 at 7:30-8:30 PM
515 Scotland St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
This fully-staged Opera performance is free and open to the public, thanks to funding by the Williamsburg Community Foundation. Please reserve your free seat. Seats will be reserved till 7:15 PM and then will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.
"The Diary of Anne Frank" («Дневник Анны Франк») is a monodrama for soprano, composed in 1968 and first performed in 1972. The music and libretto are by Russian composer Grigory Frid, who selected text from the diary of 13-years-old Anne Frank, who was in hiding with her family in a house in Amsterdam from July 1942 until their arrest in August 1944. In 21 brief scenes, she describes the people she sees, her different moods, and her emotions.
In summer 2012, Operabase listed Grigory Frid's "The Diary of Anne Frank" as the most frequently staged lyric work by a living composer over the previous five years.
Director and multimedia: Alex Kagan
Narrator: Alex Anski
Translator from Russian to Hebrew: David Sebba
Translation of supertitles from Hebrew to English: Naama Zahavi-Ely
Music director: Bart Berman
The opera lasts one hour with no intermission.