Dublin Theatre Festival

English National Opera

The Diary of One Who Vanished

A song cycle by Leoš Janácek

Venue Gaiety Theatre

Poems by Ozef Kalda (1916) in a new version by Seamus Heaney (1999)
Directed by Deborah Warner
Designed by Jean Kalman and Tom Pye
Costumes by John Bright
Cast includes Ian Bostridge, Tenor Ruby Philogene, Mezzosoprano, Julius Drake, Piano

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The eircom Dublin Theatre Festival presents the world premiere of an extraordinary music-theatre collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney. Conceived and directed by the highly innovative and versatile English Director, Deborah Warner, The Diary of One Who Vanished is a bittersweet song-cycle composed by Leoš Janácek

Inspired by a true story, Diary dramatises the inner struggle of a young farmer tempted away from his family by a bewitching gypsy. Fully staged, the production stars tenor Ian Bostridge, "a lieder-singer of supreme refinement - easliy the most accomplished of the younger generation". (The London Independent)

Following it's Irish premiere, the production will embark on a major international tour - don't miss your chance to see it first.

Please note the production lasts for approximately fifty minutes with no interval.

"Ian Bostridge is the boy wonder of British singing, wondrous is a barely adequate epithet for the voice of this tenor" 
London Standard

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