A Test of Faith, a One-Act Opera
Friday, November 21st, 2008 – 8:00 PM
Free to the Public
Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA
“Test of Faith” is an award-winning one-act opera based on of the
Bible’s most dramatic stories, the story of the Akedah, the
near-sacrifice of Isaac. Renowned opera stars Jonathan Mack and Ron
Li-Paz will take the roles of God and Abraham; Jonathan Zur is Isaac.
Lawrence Goldberg, the composer, will conduct.
Following the performance, Rabbi Edward Feinstein, Senior Rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom,
will engage the composer and the performers in a discussion of the opera
and the story of the Akedah, and its impact on world religions.