Save the Date: Dead Man Walking – Art and Social Justice


Please save the date for a very special event!

Congregation Emanu-El and Opera Parallèle present a discussion of the confluence and intersection of art and social justice.

When: January 21, 2015 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Congregation Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco
Tickets: This is a free event, but tickets are required for admission. Please click here to get your tickets.

Join us for an evening of discussion and music with very special guests: Sister Helen Prejean, Jake Heggie, Frederica von Stade, Catherine Cook, Nicolle Foland, and Cantor Roslyn Barak

Hear Sister Helen’s passionate presentation and discussion about the transformation of her famous memoir into film, stage play, and opera. Leaders from initiatives against the death penalty will take part in a panel discussion.

In addition, you’ll hear selections from Dead Man Walking, previewing Opera Parallèle’s February 2015 production at YBCA Theater. Performers include Frederica von Stade, who created the role of Mrs. DeRocher at San Francisco Opera in 2000, and Cathy Cook, our Mrs. DeRocher (who was also in the original production). Jake Heggie will accompany our opera singers, and also a special performance of Ravel’s Kaddish with Temple Emanu-El’s renowned cantor, Roslyn Barak.