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Dead Man Walking

Met Opera Premiere

Ivo van Hove | 2023 | 195 MINS

Jake Heggie’s powerful work has its highly anticipated Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove.

In Detail

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.

Sung in English with subtitles.
195m inc interval

Tickets £20