Frid: 'Anne Frank' in Long Beach
1st April 2007
"Anne Frank as an opera [is an] inspiring story," Mitisek observes. "Music adds a new dimension to Anne Frank's written diary that is not reachable by words alone. Frid [created] a moving, mesmerizing work...[and] focused on Anne Frank's emotional life....The story's emotional content equally takes into account the tragedy of the events and [her] poetical expressive strength. For our performances, we take [the audience] to parking garages to create a more intense experience not simply a performance. Parking garages are practical transitional spaces for storage, not places for living, just like Anne's hiding place and the concentration camps were places for storage, not places to live." The garage-space settings also feature paintings and writings by local teenagers, as they express their thoughts about the many messages of Frank's diary.The Diary of Anne Frank 60'
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