Emotionally wrung from a phenomenal production of Dead Man Walking tonight by Opera Paralelle at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. New favorite baritone:Michael Mayes. Not only were the singers amazingly engaging both vocally and emotionally, but the stage design and direction were seamless. The chorus moved effectively throughout and their singing at the end of each act was incredibly powerful. Not to mention Jake Heggie's beautiful score being played so compellingly, conducted by Nicole Paiment.
New role I wish I could play: Sister Helen Prejean.