Eva and the Angel of Death
Apr. 23 - Apr. 24, 2022
Scheduled in conjunction with the end of Passover, which commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt, and Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, this event by Density512 shares the powerful story of Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor. Eva, along with her twin sister Miriam, survived Dr. Josef Mengele’s medical experiments in Auschwitz. Fifty years after her liberation, Kor returned to Auschwitz to declare her forgiveness.
Eva’s story explores the long-lasting psychological impact of trauma, processes of grief, and the potential for healing through forgiveness. As Kor states in her Declaration of Amnesty at the 50-year anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation: “I hope, in some small way to send the world a message of Forgiveness, a message of Peace, a message of Hope, a message of Healing;” we hope in some small way to share her message with the world.
To learn more about Eva's story and our intentions with the opera, we invite you to check out our documentary film Remembrance and Ritual: Reflections on Eva and the Angel of Death at https://vimeo.com/527495667.
Thomas B. Yee, composer; Aiden K. Feltkamp librettist; Heather Barfield, director; Jacob Schnitzer, music director.
Page Stephens, mezzo-soprano (Eva Mozes Kor); Leah Hollingshead, soprano (Miriam Mozes, Dorothy); Natalie Joy, soprano (Jaffa Mozes); Rick Novak, tenor (Dr. Josef Mengele); Thomas Soto, tenor (Dr. Hans Münch).
Natalie George, lighting design; Eliot Haynes, projection design; Pam Friday, costume design; Freddie Demps, set design.
April 23 - April 24, 2022
701 W Cesar Chavez plaza
Austin, TX, 78701
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at sundown (8:04 PM)
Sunday, April 24 at 2 PM
Austin Central Library
Free and open to the public; donations accepted.
Performances will be live-streamed by Density512.
Click HERE for registration and tickets.