Live at the Met: Dead Man Walking

Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 1:00PM

American composer Jake Heggie’s compelling masterpiece — the most widely performed new opera of the past 20 years — arrives in cinemas 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 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 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.


Sung in English with English subtitles, this production runs three hours, 14 minutes with one intermissionDead Man Walking contains adult themes and strong language. Parental discretion advised.


Live at the Met is underwritten with support from Daniel S. Kaufman and Timothy W. Beaver.


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