November 1 to 4, 2018

at Producers Club Theater

Opera

The Diary of Anne Frank

Opera, The Diary of Anne Frank – monodrama-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:

Thursday November 1, 2018 7:00PM - 

Friday November 2, 2018 7:00PM

Saturday, November 3, 2018 5:00PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018  3:00PM

(Meet Artist Party Sunday, November 4, 2018 4:30PM) 

There will be no late seating at this performance. Please come 30 minutes in advance. There is a bar at the theater where all are welcome to sit and conversation with Opera Pomme Rouge members! 

 

THE LOCATION:

The Producers Club Theater - Crowne Theater-

358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

(Just 2 minutes walk from Times Square. )

 

TICKET for the show:

Online Discount: $38 /  At the Door: $40

 / Guild Member: Free

(We offer a limited number of Rush Tickets - even the online ticket sale is closed- Rush tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis, and are available for purchase on the day of the concert in person at the Box Office. The Box Office is open 30 minutes before the show starts.)

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 and Vermont Studio Center fellowship winner 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 8 will enjoy this unforgettable performance! 

 

Seating is limited. Get your ticket now and don’t miss this remarkable experience. 

There will be no late seating at this performance. Please come 30 minutes in advance. There is a bar at the theater where all are welcome to sit and conversation with Opera Pomme Rouge members! 

 

ARTISTS:

Anne Frank:  Kate Fruchterman

Director: Anna Etsuko Tsuri

Music Director: Ishmael Wallace

Set Designer: Yuriko Katori

Lighting & Projection Design: Yoshihiro Yasukagawa  

Hair Makeup Designer: Mayumi Maeda

Costume Designer: Ayaka Inada

Assistant Stage Director: Hanako Morikawa

Technical Director: Takaaki Ando

Video Director: Sanae Ohno

Production: Opera Pomme Rouge

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. www.annaetsukotsuri.com

CAST AND CREATIVE STAFF

Ishmael Wallace (Music Director):

Ishmael is a Composer, Pianist, Singer, and Teacher, educated at the Curtis Institute of Music and Mannes College. He is co-director of What a Neighborhood!, a series of concerts and workshops in Morningside Heights, and pianist of the Orfeo Duo. As pianist of the Orfeo Duo, he has performed across the Americas and recorded extensively. As a baritone, he gives art song recitals, combining in one person the roles of singer and accompanist. Mr. Wallace’s most recent opera, The Mountain and the Valley, was premiered by Opera Pomme Rouge and What a Neighborhood! in November, 2016. Mr. Wallace is a vocal coach who has worked with some of New York City’s best younger singers, and been Music Director for many opera productions.

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.

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