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Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre presents two operas based on the life of Anne Frank November 2-4

Monday, October 28, 2019

Loose Tea Music Theatre presents the world premiere of Singing Only Softly with Grigory Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank during Holocaust Education Week.

What version of Anne Frank are you familiar with? Did you know that passages of The Diary of Anne Frank were censored and redacted?
Inspired by the original, unedited texts of the diary, Loose Tea Music Theater created Singing Only Softly. This Chamber opera voices Anne Frank as a fully formed young woman describing her experiences while discovering herself. Freshly interpreted in a current female context, it explores Anne's complex self awareness and self representation. 

Anne Frank is portrayed by Sara Schabas and Gillian Grossman with Music Director Cheryl Duvall

The World Premier of Singing Only Softly: A new opera by composer Cecilia Livingston, Librettist Monica Pearce and Director/Dramaturge Alaina Viau

Presented with The Diary of Anne Frank by Grigory Frid
Co-commissioned by Loose Tea Music Theatre and Musique 3 Femmes 


Heliconian Club

35 Hazelton Avenue 

Toronto, ON M5R 2E3

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Many Thanks to Musique 3 Femmes and to the OAC for supporting the commissioning of this piece.