The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Frauenliebe und Leben
(A Woman's Love and Life)
Love wreaks havoc in the lives of a man and a woman in these two emotionally intense song cycles. Who suffers more? The young farm boy pursuing the Gypsy in Janácek's The Diary of One Who Disappeared or a woman so infatuated with a man that she rejects her family in Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben? You decide. The charismatic Canadian tenor Joseph Kaiser performs the lead role in The Diary of One Who Disappeared. The New York Times observed of his Metropolitan Opera debut that, "Mr. Kaiser has an ardent, youthful and warm tenor voice." Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson, who starred as Kate in COT's Owen Wingrave in 2009, sings Frauenliebe und Leben.
Sung in Czech with English supertitles. /Sung in German with English supertitles.