January 28 will see the premiere of Grigori Fried's monoopera in the concert hall of the Mariinsky Theater. The part of Anne Frank will be performed by Natalya Pavlova.
The premiere is timed to January 28 – the Day of Remembering the Holocaust Victims. The work of the Russian composer Grigori Fried written in 1969 is based on notes by a 13-year-old Jewish girl from the Netherlands, whose family had to hide at an attic during the fascist occupation. The diary of Anne Frank, who died in a concentration camp, was later published by her father.
Anne Frank's part will be performed by Natalya Pavlova (soprano) who earlier played the role of Anna Akhmatova. A character, new to the score - the father, Otto Frank - will appear on stage.
The audience will also see the interior of Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. The speial exhibition is held in the foyer of the Mariinsky Theater's concert hall.
Author: Vera Ivanova