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Anne Frank's Diary (opera)

  • Williamsburg Regional Library 515 Scotland Street Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA (map)

With Israeli-American soprano Ayelet Cohen and Virginia pianist Johanna Kvam.

This opera 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. The composer 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
Transalator from Hebrew to English supertitles: Naama Zahavi-Ely
Music director: Bart Berman

The opera lasts one hour with no intermission.


Williamsburg Regional Library 515 Scotland Street Williamsburg Virginia 23185

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