MET Live: Dead Man Walking

Showings

Main Theater Sun, Jun 9 2:00 PM
INFORMATION
Rating:Unrated
Run Time:3H 15M
Category:Live Broadcasts

Description

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 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.

General Public: $20 (+$3 service fee), Dreamland Members: $18, Free for Seniors (Age 65 & up)

**Complimentary Senior tickets funded in part by The Landmark House Grant Fund.
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Free senior tickets are subject to verification at theater.  Limit 2 free senior tickets per order.