Met Opera Live in HD 23-24 Season
Dead Man Walking
Saturday, October 21 • 10am
Wednesday, October 25 • 1 & 7pm
Content Advisory: Dead Man Walking contains a depiction of a rape and murder, as well as other adult themes and strong language.
Jake Heggie’s powerful work has its highly anticipated Met premiere in a 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 poignant music and a libretto by Tony and Emmy Award–winner Terrence McNally. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as the death-row inmate Joseph De Rocher, soprano Latonia Moore as Sister Rose, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham—who sang Helen Prejean in the opera’s 2000 premiere—as De Rocher’s mother.
= FILM FACTS =
Running Time 170 mins
MPAA Rating NR
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Ivo van Hove
Programs and casting subject to change.
Admission & Prices
*All reserved seat tickets subject to service charge