Artists, San Quentin and San Francisco Opera’s 'Fidelio'
During the current production of San Francisco Opera's Fidelio (October 14–30, 2021) at San Francisco's recently reopened War Memorial Opera House, there is an arts display about struggle and liberation. As part of the opera's ancillary events, the display relates to the Arts in Corrections programs with prisoners at San Quentin.
Moderator Cole Thomason-Redus will share exhibit and production visuals at the meeting. Cole is educational content curator in the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community at San Francisco Opera.
Artist Carol Newborg has said that the role of art in prison to help people heal and change confirms for her the necessity of art to life. For the past decade she has been the organizer of exhibitions and public panels and readings at the William James Association.
San Francisco Opera singer Erin Neff is dedicated to advocating for incarcerated women in the California prison system.
Anne W. Smith
In association with San Francisco Opera.
Singer; Stage Director; Voice Instructor; Advocate for incarcerated women
Artist; Exhibition and Public Panels/Readings Organizer, William James Association
Educational Content Curator, Department of Diversity, Equity & Community, San Francisco Opera—Moderator