Opera and Contemporary Dance Theatre The Diary of Anne Frank – Gregori Frid

November/December/January/February (3 months)
(performances February 1st -14th )
communication languages GE/EN

  • 1-4 sopranos
  • 1 conducting student
  • 1 piano student

In the academic year 2018/19, the ABPU will present the chamber opera „The Diary of Anne Frank”. Realizing this production is made possible by tapping into an already well-established pattern of interdisciplinary collaboration between the Institutes of Voice/Music Theatre and die Institute of Dance Arts.
In the 11th scene of Gregori Frid’s chamber opera, “Dream” – the vision of a friend of Anne Frank – steps out of a mirror onto the stage. She accompanies the soprano throughout the opera – employing various forms of artistic expression rooted in contemporary dance theatre.

During the seven weeks of concentrated work, the opera is being prepared by employing a combined direction/choreography approach. At the same time lectures and seminars explore the setting and the background of the opera. Finally, the chamber opera will be professionally produced and presented to a public audience.

  • Role studies (soprano)
  • Phonetic training in the respective version chosen (choice of German/Russian)
  • Body Work and Choreography
  • Topic-centered Seminars and Lectures (Notation Techniques for New Music, Ensemble New Music)
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Scenic Character/Role Development
  • Final Production Phase with Orchestra

Univ. Prof. Thomas Kerbl (Vice Rector)
Univ. Doz. Katerina Beranova (Vocal Coach)
Univ. Doz. Robert Holzer (Interpretation)
Univ. Doz. Kurt Azesberger (Interpretation)
Univ. Prof. Rose Breuss (Choreography)
Univ. Prof. Andreas Starr (Choreography)
Sigurd Hennemann (Solo-Répétiteur)
Guests: Brigitte Geller (Masterclass), Hannelore Leiffolts (Breathing Techniques)

Possible extras:

  • Participation in ABPU concerts
  • Audition training and participation in 2 agency auditions
  • German classes – in cooperation with PH OÖ

Activity: Acting, Creation, Dance, Performance, Production, Training
Academy of music: Linz
Language training: German
Student: Conductors, Pianists, Singers

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