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The Diary of Anne Frank

Thursday, May 5 – 7pm and Saturday, May 7  2022 – 7pm

Opera in the Pines presents the Maine premiere of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Grigory Frid. Based on the original text of the famous diary Anne kept as she hid with her family between 1942 and 1944, this monodramatic opera in 21 scenes will proudly feature an all-female creative team, including Rachel Policar (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene) in the title role of Anne Frank, and pianist Tina Davis (Artist Faculty in Piano at the University of Southern Maine). Join us May 5th 2022 and 7th 2022 at 7 PM, at Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.

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    • Good news from the pines!

      Our 2022 production of The Diary of Anne Frank has been selected as a national semi-finalist for The American Prize in Opera Performance – Professional Division!

      The American Prize is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical performing arts, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, directors, ensembles and composers in the United States at professional, university, community and high school levels. The American Prize has attracted thousands of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding and awarded more than $100,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010.

      Congratulations to Rachel Policar, Tina Davis, our incredible production team, the Maine Jewish Museum, and all of the dedicated community partners who made this special show such a success.

      Mazel tov!