The Diary of One Who Disappeared


17 August 2022

19 August 2022
Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens
Nr. Wheatley
OX33 1JZ

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022: The Diary of One Who Disappeared

About The Diary of One Who Disappeared

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022

Composed by Leoš Janáček
Poems by Ozev Kalda
English Translation by Seamus Heaney

Janáček’s song-cycle, The Diary of One Who Disappeared, tells the story of a young man who becomes infatuated with an elusive woman, eventually throwing his life away to follow her.

Performed in English, this staged production is directed by Guy Withers (Peter and the Wolf) and musically directed by Ashley Beauchamp (Mansfield Park, Hansel and Gretel). This passionate and dark song-cycle carries the audiences on a journey through the highs and lows of love’s emotions.

For an extended evening, this production pairs perfectly with Wagner at Twilight, a concert of Siegfried-Idyll and Wesendonck Lieder performed at 8:30pm in the gardens after this performance.


Please see important ticketing information below

Ticketing information

Full Price – £20.00
Blue Light Card Holders and Benefits Support (NHS, DLA, UC, JSA)* – £15.00
Under 30 – £15.00

Seating is unreserved. If you would like to reserve access seating please contact info@waterperryoperafestival.co.uk. This production is an imtimate atmostphere, attendees will have a good view.

Attendees for The Diary of One Who Disappeared should note that these performances take place after the gardens have closed to the public, so access to the gardens is not possible with these tickets.

* Disability Living Allowance, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance

Date & times

Dates: 17 and 19 August at 7.00pm

Location: Waterperry House Ballroom

Duration: 45 minutes