Long Beach Opera Presents The Diary Of Anne Frank

The Long Beach Opera is reprising it’s critically acclaimed production of Grigory Frid’s “The Diary of Ann Frank.”

In 85 minutes, through 21 scenes, Anne Frank intimately describes the two years she spent in an Amsterdam attic hiding from the Nazis. In this moving opera, the young teenager tells of her hopes, fears and dreams for the future.  A nine piece chamber orchestra will accompany soprano Ani Maldjian, who returns in the role of Anne Frank.  Interwoven into the opera will be another story:  Laura Hillman was 16 in 1942 when she and her family were sent to a deportation camp.  She will tell of finding love during the Holocaust and her survival as one of the 1,100 Jews on Schindler’s List.

In these interwoven performances, two relevant voices – one from the past and one from the present – combine to tell powerful stories that should never be forgotten.

The opera is staged in local parking garages in order to provide an intense and intimate theatrical experience. Each parking garage space holds approximately 200 people.  Originally produced in April 2007, the enthusiastic response of critics and audiences alike has prompted Long Beach Opera to bring the opera back this season for three additional performances.

The first two performances will take place at 8 PM on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5th and 6th, in the parking garage of Sinai Temple, located at 10400 Wilshire Blvd in West Los Angeles.

The third performance will take place at 4 PM in Long Beach, on Sunday June 8th, at the Lincoln Park garage, located on Broadway between Pacific and Cedar.

Single ticket prices are $15-$95.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.longbeachopera.org or by calling LBO Box Office at (562) 432-5934.  Limited student, senior, educator and group discount tickets (groups of 10 or more) are only available by calling the Box Office.                                          

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