NEW PRODUCTION

 

JAKE HEGGIE / LIBRETTO BY TERRENCE MCNALLY

Dead Man Walking

American composer Jake Heggie’s 21st-century masterpiece, the most widely performed new opera of the last 20 years, has its highly anticipated Met premiere, in Ivo van Hove’s second new staging of the season. 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. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this landmark premiere, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Helen Prejean. The outstanding cast also features baritone Etienne Dupuis as the condemned Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and legendary mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.

 

Music by Jake Heggie, libretto by Terrence McNally
Based on the book by Sister Helen Prejean

Production a gift of Ann and Gordon Getty, and Diane B. Wilsey

Additional funding from Franci Neely, and The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund

Venue

30 Lincoln Center Plaza

Accessibility

  • Captioning with English subtitles
    Captioning with English subtitles
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

The Metropolitan Opera

Dead Man Walking

April 8–May 2, 2021 Metropolitan Opera House

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