Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking - Megaron Athens Concert Hall

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Jake Heggie: Dead Man Walking Premiere - Broadcast live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera

Dead Man Walking


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 

conducted by

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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