Singing Only Softly

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World Premiere of Singing Only Softly
Presented with Grigory Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank
During Holocaust Education Week

November 2-4, 2019
Heliconian Club
35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

Cecilia Livingston

Monica Pearce

Alaina Viau
Director & Dramaturge 

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 expressive possibilities of this scale of work, with a couple of singers & a piano are enormous… Viau / Pearce / Livingston gave their creation the precision focus of a laser” – Barczablog 2019 from the Next Wave new opera workshop.

Many Thanks to Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, Musique 3 Femmes and to the Ontario Arts Council for supporting the commissioning of this piece.


$35 General Admission
$25 Arts Workers and Students (at the door only)