Shadwell Opera

Diary Of One Who Disappeared

Directed by: Jack Furness

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Herald Angel award-winners Shadwell Opera come to Grimeborn for the first time with a staging of Janáček’s dramatic song-cycle, Diary of One Who Disappeared in a translation by Seamus Heaney.

Internationally-recognised rising star Sam Furness stars in this tale of a young farmer who falls in love with a ‘gypsy girl’, and faces an ensuing crisis of identity and indecision.

Updated in Jack Furness‘ staging as the video-diary of an asylum centre worker, this enigmatic tale of cross-cultural love is rendered more fascinating and pertinent than ever.

Shadwell Opera have a growing reputation as one of the country’s leading opera voices, offering performances of dramatic intensity and musical excellence at venues expected and unexpected across the capital. This production marks Sam and Jack Furness’s first collaboration in six years, alongside pianist Matthew Fletcher and mezzo-soprano Angharad Lyddon.