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Work: The Diary of one who disappeared

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ComposerJanáček, Leoš (1854-1928)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Locked down by loyalties? Janáček’s Diary at Scottish Opera

Ed Lyon in The Diary of One Who Disappeared © Lammermuir Festival | Scottish Opera
A compelling treatment of a richly ambiguous work, one that invited us into the drama.
*****
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The Diary of One Who Disappeared embellished by Ivo van Hove

Ed Lyon (Janáček) and Marie Hamard (Zefka) © Jan Versweyveld
Best of all is the self-effacing pianism of Lada Valešová, a constant yet discreet onstage presence.
**111
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An expanded Diary of One Who Disappeared at BAM

Marie Hamard and Andrew Dickinson © Richard Termine
Pianist Lada Valešová was the anchor of the performance where Janáček's song cycle gets the van Hove treatment.
****1
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Eros in Oxford: Brahms, Janáček and gypsies

Dorottya Láng © Shirley Suarez
Julius Drake’s torrential postlude capped an evening in which he had been superb throughout.
****1
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Reflections on fallen men: Mark Padmore at Wigmore Hall

Mark Padmore's fine Wigmore Hall recital could have borne the title The Fallen Man as two of the works chart the downfall of men, albeit in very different ways. 
***11
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