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.


Running Time 170 mins

Genre Opera

MPAA Rating NR

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor)
Latonia Moore
Joyce DiDonato
Susan Graham
Ryan McKinny

Directed by
Ivo van Hove

Jake Heggie

Programs and casting subject to change.

Admission & Prices

Adult $28
Senior $26
Child $20

*All reserved seat tickets subject to service charge