october, 2023

21oct11:00 am2:15 pmMET HD Opera: DEAD MAN WALKING (Jake Heggie)


Event Details

DEAD MAN WALKING  (Jake Heggie) – New Production/Met Premiere

Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11am MST

Run time 3:14

Tickets $20 at the door

American composer Jake Heggie’s masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in a haunting new production by Ivo van Hove. Based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her fight for the soul of a condemned murderer, Dead Man Walking matches the high drama of its subject with Heggie’s beautiful and poignant music and a brilliant libretto by Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium for this landmark premiere, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:15 pm


Palm Arts Complex

721 W. Colorado Ave

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