Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking Premiere - Broadcast live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera
I’ll Live by Jake Heggy, at its long-awaited Met premiere on October 21, is signed 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, with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato starring as Sister Helen. The outstanding cast also features bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as 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.
In English with english subtitles
Librettist: Terrence McNally
Production: Ivo van Hove
Set and Lighting Designer: Jan Versweyveld
Costume Designer: An D’Huys
Projection Designer: Christopher Ash
Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons
Sister Rose Latonia Moore
Sister Helen Prejean Joyce DiDonato
Mrs. Patrick De Rocher Susan Graham
Joseph De Rocher Ryan McKinny
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Sung in Spanish and inspired by the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez, Mexican composer Daniel Catán’s 1996 opera focuses on an opera diva, Florencia Grimaldi, who returns to her native Brazil to perform and to search for her lost lover, who has vanished into the jungle.
Organizer: Megaron Athens Concert HallSaturday 09.12.2023, 19:55