February 7th, 2019
Austrian Cultural Forum NY
"A magical fusion of animation and opera with Director Anna's cutting- edge ideas!"
- NY Shukan Seikatsu -
A fusion of
animation and opera
The Diary of Anne Frank – A fusion with opera and animation opera in 1 act no intermission. Libretto by Grigory Frid, based on the book The Diary of Anne Frank. Sung in English. Running time: 60 minutes.
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
February 7 2019, 7:30-8:30pm
(doors open at 7:00)
No intermission, no late seating.
Please come in advance.
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52th street, New York NY
(Between 5th ave and Madison Ave)
TICKET for the show:
Approximately 60 minutes long.
Show is family friendly and can even be enjoyed by children 6+!
The story of Anne Frank, one of Time Magazine's “100 Most Important People of the 20th century,” will be brought to the stage in a visually ground-breaking performance fusing Opera and Animation, opening this week. In the role of Anne Frank, Kate Fruchterman brings to life the optimistic, heartening, and timeless words excerpted from Anne's diary in English translation. Animation designer Yuriko Katori’s 2000 animations illustrate the history of WWII, Anne’s life, hiding place, family and friends. Internationally experienced director Anna Etsuko Tsuri has united the contemporary music of Russian composer, Grigory Frid, with visual art into a vivid theatrical experience. This is more than opera, it is a unique composite performance piece of animation, music and literature. Everyone including children over the age of 6 will enjoy this unforgettable performance!
Anne Frank: Kate Fruchterman
Director, Set, Lighting Design: Anna Etsuko Tsuri
Music Director: Yumiko Osaragi
Animation: Yuriko Katori
Projection Design & operating: Ryo Yamaguchi
Stage Manager: Shu Odamua
Assistant Stage Director: Kaita Fukushima
Technical Director &Lighting Design: Takaaki Ando
Hair Makeup Designer: Mayumi Maeda
Costume Designer: Ayaka Inada
Production: Opera Pomme Rouge
CAST AND CREATIVE STAFF
Anna Etsuko Tsuri (Director):
Anna Etsuko Tsuri is an internationally experienced opera stage director. Anna has directed numerous opera projects, including Cenerentola and Erwartung in Vienna, La finta Giardiniera in Tokyo, Song Books, in Riga. Her US debut was Noli Me Tangere at Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Her other credit encompass 80 productions at opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera, The Washington National Opera, The Vienna State Opera, Komische Opera Berlin, Théâtre du Soleil à Paris, She has been broadcasted on NHK, Japan's national TV network, World Flowers Network JFN, and interviewed in Diana, Latvia's largest newspaper, Opera Magazine Opera Now in UK among others. She is a founder of Opera Pomme Rouge. www.annaetsukotsuri.com
Yumiko Osaragi (Music Director):
Yumiko Osaragi is a Vienna based pianist / accompanist who is specialized for opera.
In 2004 she received a scholarship from the Okada Foundation and began to study Lied accompaniment and Operatic accompaniment in Vienna. From 2009-2012 she was invited as a faculty member at the Institute for Voice and Music Theater at the Universität für Musik und Dartstellende Kunst Wien. Yumiko is also a faculty member for the class of lieder and oratorio in the Prayner Conservatorium Vienna and as a répétiteur in the State Grammar High-School for Music and Art, Vienna. As an accompanist and solo-pianist she has performed in numerous theatres and concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Schönbrunn Theater, Roßauer Kasserne, Haus der Musik and the Republic of Austria Parliament.
Kate Fruchterman (Anne: Soprano):
Soprano Kate Fruchterman will make her role debut of Frid’s Anne Frank with Opera Pomme Rouge this fall. Ms. Fruchterman was praised for her “flawless vocal performance” for her Marzelline (Fidelio) debut at West Bay Opera. Through the Amber Capital Scholarship from the Opera Foundation, she sang at the Teatro Regio di Torino for the 2015-16 season, appearing as Sacerdotessa (Aida), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), and Mother (Pollicino), among others. Recent roles include Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), and Pamina (Die Zauberflote). Ms. Fruchterman holds a Master of Music from Mannes College and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Southern California. www.katefruchterman.com
Yuriko Katori (Set Design):
“Yuriko Katori is a visual artist working in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NY and her BA in Literature from Waseda University in Tokyo. Her recent exhibitions include Neurotitan in Berlin, Hankyu Umeda gallery in Osaka, Curate NYC 2013, and The Pyramida Centre for Contemporary Art in Israel. She has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Wassaic Project and the ChaNorth.
She frequently makes artist books/graphic novels and regularly contributes her work to Trapper Keeper by Mega press.